Artist Statement 2014

My work consists of inner landscapes. Adding paint or ink to the paper or wood panel, I feel the fire or the sea – or perhaps the green meadow. Layers are applied with a palette knife as I scrape, blend, mound, mix.

Excavating through the composition, my paintings express energy and spirit. Process reigns with each stroke as the colors are engulfed by a territory within. After the surface is dry, I outline with ink continuing to go deeper. Finally a painting emerges – faith that the journey is now complete – the elements merge into one.

Elizabeth Hack, Berkeley, CA