24" x 10.5" x 1.5"
"Above and Beyond" by Dustin Hardgrove
Painting gives me the occasion to consider the external world with a renewed perspective from the conventional. The complexity of shape and value reveal an innate richness to all natural forms. Recognition of this omnipresent diversity engages my senses and feelings in a world that can seem increasingly oversimplified and mechanistic. The devotion of time and attention that painting requires suggest to me a deliberate world, where production has positive connotations.