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Freund.Gail.NANCYS POND.India ink on newsprint
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After living in Manhattan for most of my life, being surrounded by trees was a stark contrast.  During my first year in Highmount full time, I observed the distinct seasonal changes in this region of the Catskills.  I love the immediacy of India Ink and the bravery of that first dramatic stroke onto paper.   The trees seemed brave too, inspiring me with confidence.  I did plein air drawings from August through November, observing their lush end of Summer to their hyper-active transition towards Fall-Winter.  While drawing them, I felt the transience of everything: light/shadow, time, illusion/reflection, sound, and myself- in that ever-changing landscape, where I discovered an order for me to capture.  I was especially interested in the trees’ relationship to each other, during their individual varying stages of losing their leaves.  I noted them reaching their branches out towards each other, which I understood as an undefined support system. I tried to represent the moment, allowing myself to lose graphic control at times to find the edge of that order.

Gail Freund
54096 State Highway 30
Roxbury, New York 12474
Phone: (347) 443-2510
Email: gfreund2@yahoo.com

Gail Freund

54096 State Highway 30
Roxbury, New York 12474