Artist Statement

Patty RogersI use the remembered outside world and contrast the observed inner world to interpret and make sense of things. A common theme in my work revolves around our human connection to and disconnection from the natural world.

I begin with a working title. My titles evolve from words, conversations, something written, something overheard, something read, something witnessed, something felt. In naming these bodies of work or individual pieces, the titles become invitations, launching points for my visual ideas.

I think of papers as sustainable materials, both ancient and new. Using a variety of papers, I build Meta ideas and surfaces with paper collage. I sketch ideas onto the collage with conte crayon and use paint and printmaking techniques to build transparency and opacity. The surfaces feel tactile and textural; ideas small and large are discoverable in the surface.