Sync Gallery Presents: Patricia Rucker
Show Title: The Lively Landscape
Look into the stains of walls, or the ashes of fire, or clouds or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas. The mind of the painter is stimulated to new discoveries; because, by indistinct things, the mind is stimulated to new invention.
– Leonardo da Vinci
Human beings tend to assemble images because of pareidolia, a type of apophenia, involving the perception of images or sounds in random stimuli. The whole world sees “The Man in the Moon”. My paintings begin with a monoprinting process similar to creating inkblots. During the process of folding, and printing on the TerraSkin surface, I have been able to manipulate acrylic paint to create presumptive impressions . . . images that are ALIVE and open to interpretation.
Image: "High Energy”; Acrylic Monotype on TerraSkin; 9" x 12.5”;