(Image: Natalie Hile Cross, sad bluebird, 2012, mixed media on paper; © Natalie Hile Cross)
Natalie Hile Cross (b. 1970, Butler, PA)
A painting often starts with an impulse of a gestural mark or a color I see behind my eyes before waking up. From there it is much like a chess game between myself and the developing work. I really don't want to win, the painting has to be the winner. I want to put up a valiant effort to keep up with what is evolving.
It is always a challenge....an overall balance between layering and the way color plays against color that keeps everything in check.
At the end of the day, it is all about color. Color in the profound sense, in the emotional resonance. Mark Rothko is my inspiration, and other worthy painters such as Natalie Alper, Joan Mitchell, Terry Winters, Amy Sillman.
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