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16 January, 2005

A358 Visage One (Thought)




A358 Visage One (Thought)
15.5x5" poplar carving
$250.00

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357 M Labelle 50th anniversary commission



357 M Labelle 50th anniversary commission
20x16" casein on canvas
private collection

A356 Memory Six (Step)


A356 Memory Six (Step)
7.5x12" relief carving on cedar
$150.00

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A355 Memory Five (Folio)











A355 Memory Five (Folio)
12x12" casein on canvas
$90.00

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A354 Memory Four (Face)



Mary Weymark Goss
A354 Memory Four (Face)
6x6" casein on canvas
Private collection

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15 January, 2005

353 St. John's Church










353 St. John's Church commission
16x20" acrylic on canvas
private collection

14 January, 2005

A352 Memory Three (Fragment)













A352 Memory Three (Fragment)
14x11" casein on canvas
Private collection

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A351 Memory Two (Forgotten)













A351 Memory Three (forgotten)
14x11" oil on canvas
Private collection

There are times when an event, an object, a person, or some thing we come across will make us aware of a definite gap or space in our memory, and with a flash of regret, we know we have completely forgotten something. It isn't the kind of forgetting that suddenly awakens at a prompt, reminding us of something tucked away in the back of our minds. Instead, it is a complete erasure, like the blank spot where a tile is missing, or a piece of the jigsaw. Personally, I like to take these blank spots and draw or paint something there, to fill the gap.

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01 January, 2005

A349 Lightening Six (Sanctuary)



A349 Lightening Six (Sanctuary)
36x30" oil on linen
$850.00

It may be a little premature to bring our character here. She still has a long way to go before enlightenment. But I think she needs a goal, even if it is an imagined one.

Here is a structure of sorts, a place where there is tranquility and some order, but still growth. There is room for more, but a plan is in place.Is there such a place, a Great Union of Themes?

Humans need a quest, need questions to ask. Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going? How (en)lightened do we have to become? Maybe there are only ever-unfolding stages of knowing. Perhaps Sanctuary is only a resting place, before the next great quest.

The work and play of ideas is never-ending.

The next idea is already begun…

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A348 Lightening Five (Repose)


A348 Lightening Five (Repose)
24x18" oil on linen
private collection

In this painting, the figure reposes, the patterns around her amorphous and changing. The idea is based on the brain’s ability to sift through the day’s events in sleep, sort it, and make sense of it, then file it away. It is as if sleep has formed a protective skin that the outer world and all its chaos cannot enter, but only slide around and past, flowing away, like a tide of detritus.

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A347 Lightening Four (Force)


A347 Lightening Four (Force)
40x30" oil on canvas$900.00

In this painting, the figure pushes layers of patterns (information, memory) aside to reveal a golden swirling emptiness. A reverse 'copy' of herself appears as a blue flow behind her, as she steps unburdened into the void, her blank canvas, unwritten page.

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A346 Lightening three (Filament)



Mary Weymark Goss
A346 Lightening three (filament)
40x30" oil on canvas
$900.00

The figure is yielding smoothly to the streams of ideas and information around her, bending to look closely, investigating the beams around her, each different pattern. The feeling is of flow and the 'passive resistance' of the figure.



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A345 Lightening two (Flow)


Mary Weymark Goss
A345 Lightening two (flow)
40x30" oil on canvas
$900.00

This figure has a light flow entering her, probably words or ideas, with a huge triple aura of red on the other side...her own formalised pattern. The background is a blue flow, like water or atmosphere. I added patterns in the blue background, cellular shapes and a few geometric forms, all random.
The strong red auras, iterations of the woman's shape, represent creativity, the heart blood of the artist. It flows out of (behind) the woman, in its refined form, marking her life-way. The yellow influx enters her, light and truth. It too is purified, simplified, refined from the cosmic noise.
The woman herself is reduced to her elemental form, without ornament, unburdened and open to inspiration. It is the moment of creation.

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A344 Lightening one (Utterance)


Mary Weymark Goss

A344 Lightening one (utterance)
24x18" oil on linen
private collection

I wanted to show a single soul, almost inundated with information and noise, the beautiful clutter of the world. The word flow is the woman's perceptions, formalized in a completely separate stream.

The woman is submerged in her own patterns, a web encasing her, but she speaks out, nevertheless. Her hair falls out of her head, and words stream out of her (or streaming in), all dropping down to enrich her surroundings, to become green growth.

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A343 Reformation I


A343 Reformation I
24x36" acrylic on acetate
private collection

The reformation sequence is my vision of entropy at work on my own paintings.

Pointillism depicts entropy very well, as the technique in itself is a scattering of bits without contour. The widely dotted bits are more amorphous, but making enough points of colour forms a new, cohesive shape.

This is analogous to the way the artist works. An artist takes an idea, pulls it apart, and reshapes it, again and again. The new 'view' is the artist's perception, a reforming of human experience, a reiteration of what has gone before. Like the stuff of the universe, a work of art is simply recombinant forms of irreducible ideas.

This is a deconstruction of a small portion of A320, Anomalous Piercings. I was interested in how far I could push the image before it was something else entirely. That is a grey area, though, that confounds me through every series. When does a new series begin, or when indeed does a painting end? Sometimes each new idea merges with or continues the old idea so seamlessly, that the transition is almost imperceptible.

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