Cynthia MacCollum
www.cynthiamaccollum.com


As a painter and printmaker, I find inspiration in fragments of nature held close for reflection.  I employ a personal vocabulary of fluid marks and organic imagery to express the sensual pleasure and ephemeral quality of the natural world. Within this realm, my work varies from representational to abstract, and I am continuously moving along the continuum between the two.  

Recently I have reconnected to my love of painting and have been exploring ways to connect painting and printing processes.  Moving from stencils of plants, to actual plants used as stencils, I am exploring the dialogue between Photography and Painting, despite the fact that I am not using a camera. There is also a seasonal aspect to this process; I am using found plant material, and the availability changes with the seasons. The temporal quality of the material, alluding to the passage of time, and the ephemeral nature of the material itself, all speaks to a place in me that craves more connection to the natural world.  
 

Cynthia MacCollum
The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Atropurpureum," 2018, Mixed Media, 30 x 22"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Great Mullien," 2018, Mixed Media, 30 x 22"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Moulin Rouge," 2018, Mixed Media, 30 x 22"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Big Sky," 2017, Rinsed Print Monotype, 30 x 22"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Mullien," 2017, Mixed Media, 29.5 x 12.5"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Milkweed," 2017, Rinsed Print Montoype, 30 x 22"

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"American Giant," 2017, Cyanotype, 39 x 27"

The Crit Lab Cynthia MacCollum
"Tilt," 2018, Rinsed Print Monotype, 30 x 22"

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