Title

Perros en la playa

Creator

MacDonald, Casey

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Year

2010

Work Type

painting

Material/Technique

Oil on panel

Dimensions

10 x 9 in.

Filename

http://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/images/_img__24_31619.jpg

Artist Statement

My paintings explore the way we experience a new place: a foreign city, a new part of town. Wandering around somewhere new leads to a constant play between the familiar and the different, the foreign and the mundane. We hurry through some places and stop and contemplate others.

Leaving the gray drizzle of the Pacific Northwest for Chile was a shock to the senses. Everywhere I looked in Valparaiso, I found pigment in its most concentrated form: pure colors coat buildings, walls are covered in graffiti and flowers grow through the cracks of crumbling fences.

Memory isn't always about the facts. Upon returning home, I realized my photos rarely did my nostalgia justice. The colors in the photographs poorly represented the vividness of my memories, and I set about the task of mixing the perfect color and communicating Chile through blended and layered gobs of pigment.

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Citation

MacDonald, Casey, “Perros en la playa ,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 20, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1508.