Join us in Durango for our First Friday Artwalk featuring a painting demo by Eunika Rogers.
Artist Reception: Friday, August 4, 5-7 pm
My work is rooted in nature and the female body. I search for ways to explore how each changes with time, often focusing on a spiritual and physical connection with the land. I use nature as my inspiration for both; the medium and the process – I paint with clay.
As time passes by, images in the landscape gradually change. This change uncovers layers, stripping it one at a time until one if left with pure emotion. I record a fraction of these images in my photographs, capturing a moment in time, and then using clay and other organic matter, I ‘fossilize’ these images in my paintings.
The Earth takes all living things, I resurrect them in my paintings, using clay and pigments from the Earth, in their raw, unfiltered form. It is a primitive process, and a primitive medium, one that was used by a primitive man in cave paintings of Altimira or Lascaux. To paint with clay is to deposit it, layer by layer on the painting surface. Time changes things but my paintings stay constant.