A Gallery Installation

Panels 1 and 2 of Transformation from the Root installed June, 2020

4 for Art, Lenox, MA

Transformation from the Root, #1-5, 2020

 

These pieces are all on canvas. They each measure sixty inches in height by twenty-two inches in width.

They are made with acrylic, colored pencil and marker. The first layer is acrylic and forms the background. The second layer traces the shapes left by the dripping paint with permanent silver marking pen. The last layer uses a stencil made from a drawing I made of a tree a long time ago. The shapes left by tracing the stencil are colored in with colored pencil.

The title of the series comes from a statement made by Gene Youngblood in a talk on the internet celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his landmark book, Expanded Cinema. In the talk, he and the moderator were in an exchange regarding how the global society can change using technology as one of its means.

My affection for trees stems from a lifelong interest in how they create intimate spaces in which to linger and how the shadows of the branches are embracing and graceful and evanescent.

Trees are integral to the earth’s environment. The more that trees are brought into human consciousness, the more concern we have for them. Trees have their own forms of growth and communication. They demonstrate when they are hurt and when they are thriving. We cannot take them for granted.

Tree Kimono, 2019

The Tree Kimono is made in several parts. The total dimensions are 70 inches in width by 90 inches in height. The media are colored pencil and ink.

Lyn Horton, Tree Kimono, 2019, 90 in x 70 in, ink and colored pencil on rag paper (several parts)

Lyn Horton, detail left Tree Kimono, 2019, 90 in x 70 in, ink and colored pencil on rag paper (several parts)
Detail, left

Lyn Horton, detail center Tree Kimono, 2019, 90 in x 70 in, ink and colored pencil on rag paper (several parts)
Detail, upper center

Shift Series, 2019 – 20

These drawings are all pairs, each part 22.5 square, colored pencil on black rag paper.

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, periwinkle and sky blue light, sky blue light and perwinkle pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, blue violet light and sky blue light and sky blue light and blue violet light pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, celadon green and light green and light green and celadon green pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, cerulean blue light and cerulean blue and cerulean blue and cerulean blue light pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, lilac and imperial violet and imperial violet and lilac pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Lyn Horton Shift Series, 2019-20, white on black, black on white pair, 2020, 22.25 in h x 45 in w, colored pencil on black rag paper

Flying Series #1-11, 2002

All these pieces are diptychs, measuring 22″ in height by 44.5″ wide. They are mixed media: charcoal and watercolor crayon. (The thumbtacks are collaterally visible because the photos were taken by me and I didn’t know enough to do something other than that.)

Img#13 Flying Series #1 - 2002

flying Series#4,2002

Img#17 Flying Series #5 - 2002

Img#14 Flying Series #2 - 2002

flyingseries#8,2002Img#18 Flying Series #6 - 2002

Img#15 Flying Series #3 - 2002

flyingseries#9,2002

Img#19 Flying Series #7 - 2002

flyingseries#10,2002

flyingseries#11,2002

Unknowing Innocence 1-7, 2004

These are all pairs of Paintings, watercolor pencil and acrylic on canvas, 60″ high x total 24 inches wide.

Unknowing Innocence #1, 2004
#1

Unknowing Innocence #2, 2004
#2

Unknowing Innocence #3, 2004
#3

Unknowing Innocence #4, 2004
#4

Unknowing Innocence #5, 2004
#5

Unknowing Innocence #6, 2004
#6

Unknowing Innocence #7, 2004
#7

Untitled Series, 2006

These drawings are all 30 inches square.

30 x 30 ink, 06
Ink on rasg paper

30 x 30 ink, colored pencil, 06
Colored pencil on rag paper

30 x 30, pencil, 06
Hard pencil on rag paper

30 x 30, soft pencil, 06
Soft pencil on rag paper

Untitled Series, 2007

These drawings are mixed media, pencil, colored pencil and ink, each 11 inches square.

11 x 11 blue ink & white col pencil, 07   11 x 11 green ink, 07

        11 x 11 orange ink, 07   11 x 11 pencil 2, 07

11 x 11 purple ink & white col pencil #2, 07

11 x 11 red ink & white col pencil, 07 11 x 11 slate gray & pencil, 07

11 x 11 yellow ink & pencil, 07

11x 11 ink & white col pencil, 07

Breaking through the Wall Series, 2004

These are all 22″ in height x 60″ wide, watercolor pencil on paper. (The enlarged photographs show pushpins holding up the drawings. They are not a part of the art.)

Breaking through the Wall (blue)

Breaking thru the Wall (green)

Breaking Thru the Wall (orange)

Breaking thru the Wall (purple)

Breaking Thru the Wall (red)

Breaking Thru the Wall (yellow)