Margaret Neill (b. 1956-)
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 inches
The work investigates the properties of abstract curvilinear forms found in
nature and the localized conditions of her New York City environment. The works are both intuitive and analytical in developed drawings and paintings that are composed of deeply layered intersecting geometries.
Neill explains, "My abstract works are process oriented and carry references to the intersections between mathematics and nature. I seek to capture an always fleeting moment. I am interested in the intersections of earth, sea and sky, of Parabolic and Sine curves. My intention is to follow a path that is continuously changing, to bring light to what is inexplicable, to see the osculations of light and energy and create a work that connects viewers to a universal rhythm that is holistic, calm, and fiercely benevolent.
Tracing the arc of fluid color with my brush and following the edge with my eye connects my brain and body and takes me on a journey that is alive with possibility and potential. My process often involves erasure and working past what is possible. I pull and scrape a previous layer of paint with a straight edge to build up a surface that becomes complete.