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Carlton Nell
Alabama

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

I am very interested in the idea of the Picture as a framework for seeing—seeing the world through its simple aesthetic properties (as pure color, shape, texture, line, scale, etc. across a plane) as a means to extract and embrace its poetry. Zeroing in on these abstract pictorial properties gives me a wonderful tool to focus my observation—and thus hopefully gain a more concentratedvand deeper perception of my surroundings. The attempt with this work is to bring into equilibrium the shared visual language of the material painting or drawing and the natural world depicted.

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