J e a n   S a u s e l e  -  K n o d t
PaintingsPrints & Drawings
Direction for these wall-mounted mixed media paintings grew with a goal to keep paint, gesture and color relationships continually fresh while exploring possibilities “hands-on.”

The resulting working process is animated as various elements move about one another to reveal countless sequence and transition relationships. The action, can however, also build itself into a frenzied fragmentation that I then need to deal with and restructure.

In this way, perhaps cathartically, the work is an arena for me to come to terms with what whirls about in my complex life. I gather in, sort and build a newly personalized sense of time and place - - one I am in some way driven to make manifest - - with referential pieces I draw out with saws, caste in concrete, stitch with thread and combine with other mixed media.

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Photo Credit: Greg R. Staley