Moriarty is bringing vibrant sculptural paintings, as well as, works on paper to the Duckworth this summer. She creates process-driven work “whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.” Down into the Deep will be on view at the Duckworth through July 23rd.
Taking poetic license with geology, I compare processes of the studio with processes of the earth. Layers of color form the strata of a methodology in which the immediacy of the hand can translate a sense of deep time. Working and reworking molten, righly pigmented beeswax, I build each object through a slow, simple yet strenuous physical engagement, which often becomes a metaphor for the ephemerality of live and civilization.
I will be presenting a body of sculptural paintings and works on paper that were created following a residency at the Baer Art Center in North Iceland last summer. The works were inspired by both the dramatic landforms that were observed there, as well as the culture they exist in. 'Down into the Deep' is excerpted from the poem, Öxnadalur, by Iceland's most celebrated poet, Jonas Hallgrimsson.