Patricia Brock

My submissions are paintings on paper and canvas done with oil. My work is contemporary abstract with the use of color and shapes inspired by the cliffs at Bandelier National Monument, Frijoles Canyon, New Mexico. Although the cliffs are earth-toned, I choose to apply bright colors to the paper and canvas to create works that will inspire the viewer to look closer and find interesting shapes.

The people who settled in the Frijoles Canyon for some four hundred fifty years were known as the Ancestral Pueblo people. This land was formed over one million years ago by the Jemez Volcano, which was six hundred times more powerful than the event at Mount St. Helens. These majestic cliffs against the backdrop of blue sky is a memory that I carry with me.

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