Annie Marsh Ryerson
Over the course of the life of a painting, the inherent physical interaction I have with my materials – layers of painting, sanding, painting over – leads to the creation of singular instances that I seek to preserve and highlight for the viewer. I memorialize these moments in my painting by covering the complex history of the surface in a flat, unyielding wall of dull color. These singularities then appear in the field of the painting in the way that a sudden intense memory appears in the midst of a routine day. The complex and colorful little orbs inside these circular forms evoke the flash of emotion or sudden realization that breaks into the dull surface reality of the everyday.