Montana Day Break
Janice Propst (1975 BFA)
I am fascinated by natural landscapes, the visual impact of sky and earth compositions peppered by the textures of forests, fields, rocks, and water. The intricate color combinations get subtly filtered through shifting changes in light. Add in the sense of scale, space and mood and hopefully one can also feel a similiar "place". This landscape paintings is a symbolic recreations meant to capture some of the sensation of natural landscapes. Colors, patterns, textures, and shapes are layered on intense areas of watercolor to divide images of earth and sky in the light at a captured moment in time.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.