Roads

Kari Wilson's avatar Kari Wilson

The "Roads" series began in January 2015 as I made bi-monthly drives between Grand Rapids and Milwaukee while caring for a family member. At the time, I was interested in the skewed perspectives in the man made, no-mans-land of the interstate. Particularly the way car forms across multi-lane freeways would stack up in my view, like a rock cairn. I was also interested, technically, in capturing the many shades of neutral that comprise a mid-western winter landscape. Over the past six months the paintings have made a radical shift in both composition and color palette. The six works that comprise this "Roads" series reflect an inner landscape that was not present in the earlier (2015) explorations of formal concepts. The mood, I think, is disquieting; the images surprise me with their vibrant color and compositions which are clearly neither of this time nor of this place.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: n/a
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Width: 11.5 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 11.5 inches