New Works by John Stringfellow: The Forces Series


In an effort to share more of our current work, Val and I will be publishing updates from the Art Farm, featuring our new works. My new pieces are part of the Forces Series.

A few weeks ago, I entered the Cape Cod Museum of Art Show, Insight, Incite. I did not get in, but I did prepare an artist’s statement that beautifully describes what I am working on at present.

Insight: Chapin Memorial and Indian Neck are two places that I keep coming back to, in my walks and in my work. These landscapes speak to me. Watching them from day to day makes me feel like I’m walking into a play in the middle of the third act. The show never really stops; it continues with or without me.

These two locations are represented in these three paintings, part of a series that I call Forces. They are based on natural forces that are ever-present in nature but never seen. They represent my desire to connect with these forces on a visceral rather than a literal visual level. 

These forces move wind, water, sand, and the air that surrounds us. They never stop, regardless of whether we pay attention to them or not. So the play continues unseen and ignored by many.

These forces that obsess me are also a mirror of inner experiences. Thus, these energetic marks speak to emotions of the inner world while representing energy in the outer world.

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