Artist: Kimberly Winkle, US
Materials: Painted cherry
Dimensions: 12 x 44 x 3 in.
Credit Line: Owned by The Center for Art in Wood
Notes: Employing traditional techniques and materials, I build forms and structures with results that are, often times, untraditional. My interest lies in the pursuit and potential of the medium as an expressive device. I use hardwood, paint, and graphite to create my works. The forms are generally streamlined in order to better play the role of an empty canvas for color and line. I activate the wood by painting and drawing onto its surface. This painting is not an act of irreverence for the material; instead I am interested in realizing its potential as something other than its naked self. My color palette is rich yet flat. I animate the painted surface with drawn marks consisting of varied arrangements of lines and dots; the combination of these marks result in an exciting, and somewhat quirky, dialogue of characters. These inscriptions serve as pattern, embellishment, and residual evidence of my hand. I strive to create an apparent sense of spontaneity, rhythm and gesture with these marks, which work to add individuality and charm.