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Detail: Winged Horse and Figures, 2017, oil on plaster and paper, 30.5 x 33 inches 

Winged horses, bison and figures

The totemic creatures, inspired by the relationship between myth, totemic art and the unconscious mind, are painted in oil paint on plaster. Marks are incised in plaster and brushed on, in, and over the surface to combine with gestural brush marks, washes, stains, drips and erasures. The image transforms into abstraction.

Horses and stags

The horse and stag paintings explore the correspondences between ancient art and the contemporary imagination. The single-animal images are positioned on the edge of abstraction and can be read as animal, still life, landscape or abstraction. Using impasto paint, large areas of color and gestural marks, the paintings shift between the energy of the animal, the activity of the brush strokes, and the emotional resonance of color.

Nature, landscape and botanicals

Semi-abstract paintings of nature and landscape subjects are featured in DuBasky’s
“modern-day, cave-wall landscapes.” Botanicals from her “Himalayan Flower
Archaeology” series are included here. 

Riverbirds and rainforests

In the large-scale Riverbirds and Rainforest series, birds juxtaposed with petroglyphs and plants appear and disappear within layers of paint to suggest a wide array of wetland and rainforest habitats and a natural ecosystem in which all life is interdependent. The paintings are inspired  by my travels along the Silk Route where I researched Buddhist cave paintings.

Abstract paintings

In the abstract paintings, cave-wall surfaces become “sites” for visual discovery. Using plaster and paint on panel as a modern-day fresco technique, the paintings suggest a landscape of the human imagination.

Monotypes

The large-scale monotypes with chine colle feature animals, botanicals and landscapes.
The selected images feature monotype created at Tandem Press, Cheryl Pelavin Editions, Ltd. and Solo Press.

Commissions

Large and medium-sized paintings on canvas have been created for public spaces and
private collections, as well as a collection of bronze sculpture for a private collection.