I liken these works to music. Each piece contains a particular meter and sound. As a whole the parts converge in to one symphonic pulse.
I work with a limited palette of about three or four colors in each piece. The mixing of layered tones and complex color interactions play upon variations of hue, value and intensity to create rhythm. In the process of making these I am constantly adding and removing paint. What occurs is a residue or past history coexisting with the present history. With these elements together on the paper, I hope to create a feeling of transparency and flux. Through the process of painting, and trial and error, the forms eventually unfold and reveal how they wish to be structured.
The paint that I use is called gouache, which is heralded for it's high pigment load and saturated brilliance of color. Through the richness of the pigment, and the delicate, textural elements I hope for the far away, and the close -up viewing of the work to provide an intense visual experience.
- Deborah Forman