Silicon Valley Open Studios

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Artist: Christine Crockett

Studio: Penninsula Studios

Variation IX/Deliverance
Title: Variation IX/Deliverance
Description: Oil and cold wax on paper
Media: Painting
Size: 22 x 30
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Contact Christine Crockett

Website: christinecrockettstudios.com

Email: hicrockett@comcast.net

Phone: (650) 740-2245


2020  Showings


wheelchair accessible

Aug 1 - 2 , Site: 3
Peninsula Studios
1022 N. Idaho Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

wheelchair accessible

Aug 8 - 9 , Site: 3
Peninsula Studios
1022 N. Idaho Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

wheelchair accessible

Aug 15 - 16 , Site: 3
Peninsula Studios
1022 N. Idaho Street
San Mateo, CA 94401


 

About Christine Crockett

My inspiration for the paintings in my new series comes from a single hexagram in the iChing--#40/Deliverance. I am drawn to the idea that we must engage with the things that most trouble us in order to find release--or deliverance-- from them. In the six lines of this hexagram, the broken lines suggest openness, the unbroken lines resistance. The ratio of broken to unbroken lines suggest that our response to trouble should remain both fluid and challenging.

In playing with the positive and negative spaces of this hexagram’s broken or unbroken lines, I discovered some dramatically different visual effects. Each of the paintings inspired accompanying haikus, also variations on the changing states of deliverance. For me, this interplay of poetry and painting has served as a meditative code for unsettling times.

The paintings in this series are minimal in composition, but stylistically complex and multilayered. I first apply rough layers of plaster and pigment, followed by thin layers of oil paint and cold wax, which is then sanded and carved and stained to reveal a complex, map-like substrata.

Bio
Christine Crockett is a visual artist and teacher based in the San Francisco bay area. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibits throughout California, and holds an MFA degree in poetry.