Carol Anna Meese: JourneyVisit Website
With this series of paintings, Carol Anna Meese challenged herself to go on a journey without a known destination. Along the way she discovered how form, shape, line, and texture speak to each other in the presence of limited color. Lines were like dances leading her around a space, forms took on symbolic meaning and textures caused me to pause and look deeper. I found negative space to be most powerful in setting off everything else, as does one object of art in an empty room. In addition, white space or “Absence” caused a time of reflection and choosing.
As in life, on any journey, the destination is never assured, signs along the way can point to choices that must be made. The journey is full of challenges, choices, obstacles, and outcomes. Doubt sets in. Choices are forced. Eventually one reaches a destination and upon arrival reflections are made, the trip evaluated, and one learns to live with the choices one has made.