del Museo (from the museum) is an exploration that reflects my examination and revision of the compositional qualities of selected great masters that I have seen. Can I find commonalities in what I’ve seen in their work and what I create? How can I change the original elements and subject matter to create new forms from old ones so that they express my views and my aesthetic? How can they then reflect what influences me? Some of the pieces in this new group of my work are a somewhat literal connection with the historical piece as I transform and revise key elements. Others take into account the demands of an evolving societal structure. I’m hoping to give the observer an opportunity to bring their personal experience into the fray and take a look at what was said then and what is said now.
artist Maureen Hood