by Laurel Oswald Clark
Charcoal and walnut ink on birch panel
"After years of working almost exclusively in soft pastels, I have returned to my first love, charcoal, to explore and concentrate on values, shape, and manipulation of materials. My process includes many different kinds of charcoal, casein spray, and flat interior latex paint on birch cradled panels. sealed with polyurethane."
"I am a shore girl. Having been raised in New Jersey, sand, sun and water have always been major themes in all my work. This particular series works off of shapes and images collected from the rotting wooden boardwalks, storm fencing, and bridges found in the backwaters and wetlands." - Laurel Oswald Clark