The Grace paintings were long in the making. I've worked on them on and off for years, trying to find my way.
I began each painting with a field of green pigment as a bridge between the worldly and the spirit. Forms emerged out of the field and presented themselves, coaxing identities from levels of addition and subtraction. Then there was that moment when things came together.
The experience of time in these paintings was in a perpetual flux, and not necessarily forward. They progressed in one way and regressed in another at the same time. It was a dance of equilibrium to the end.
I was raised to find my way
Now, I'm going to find my state of grace
- Patti Scialfo, State of Grace, 2004
2001-2018. Flashe paint on linen panel. 12.5 x 11.75 inch / 32 x 30 cm