2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Charles GeigerPoughkeepsie NY USA
My painting practice approach is “quasi-botanic” because it uses images of botanic leaf and rhizome structures. These networks of leaves and rhizomes are in a process of breaking and reconnecting, reflecting a continuous life-process where natural systems (biomes) converge and often teeter between entropy and order. These interwoven botanic forms expand in a metaphorical way within a dual-dimensioned, in-between, or interstitial landscape….between the visually very large and the very small. It is a landscape structured in a quasi-botanic and semi-aquatic surrealist platform…a dreamscape. By interweaving the energy of newly sprouted leaves and rhizome forms into interconnected sub-structures, I hope to evoke a process of absorption, renewal, and most of all…healing.