Edges In Eternity | The Art of Noreen Dean Dresser
ARTIST STATEMENT: Edges in Eternity is a contemporary forum to discuss our sense of boundaries and place. These paintings draw upon the atmospheric weather patterns and severe storms as both a metaphor and a prophetic awareness of our urban/human impact on the earth. The work draws from commentary and experience from those individuals whose lives give shape to environmental planning, financial frameworks, corporate and civil hierarchies as well as original research in the sciences.
As an artist, I have a unique perspective gardened from my 25 years of working in Federal land projects. I have seen the warp and weave of powerful industrial and common citizenry interests while I have maintained a studio and remained engaged with the contemporary academic theory.
Re-examining the confrontation with the sublime in nature: these paintings are meant to lay a complex emotional foundation to engage our actions individually and corporately as stewards of the earth. The natural world is now evidencing the climate change affecting whole populations. Our power to call for redemption, our ability to transform can also give shape to destruction and dislocation. This artwork envisions the terrorizing tenderness of such forces, which may allow us to confront our limits.
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