From the Artist:
My work expresses how our sense of self, even our most private moments, is in fact intersected by the historical, cultural, and natural forces around us, In my recent paintings, the idea of self is explored through contrasting private and public identity. In relation to this is a parallel theme present in the lithograph; identity memory of our past being suggested, thus the contrast of individuality versus history. My interest in the lithograph print was to represent the consciousness of the dreamer. To have the figurative imagery fluctuate into the background, thus two different times and places becoming related. Memory is multidimensional: spatially separate experiences flowing together in a single picture, time levels becoming transparent and overlapping. In this way, the pictorial experience in my print, created through color transparency and tonal value, suggests the fluidity of time.
Pat DeCaro was born in Seattle, Washington. She earned a BA from Temple University and an MFA from the University of Washington. She has had exhibitions in national and international institutions including Francine Seders Gallery in Seattle, Safec...Read More