Carla Aurich Paintings 1997-2001



32" x 24", oil on wood, 1997


"Cadence" is ... a perfectly symmetrical butterfly-like orifice, either a hole in or a hovering object in a color field. The layered colors are like leaves of a delicate plant or the wings of an insect. However it suggests no object--it is a globe on a flat expanse of green -brown paint, like a meditation or an apparition, or a tiny chink in a thought that promises another enveloping world inside. In some ways its utter precision and its tiny discretion seem nun-like and pristine. It is peaceful and self-contained even as it hints at depth and otherness.

Dana Spiotta
Author of
The Lightning Field


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paintings 2002