In the Studio with Hermine Ford

 
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HERMINE FORD

“All we are, all we see, is nature. Things grow. Or are made. Maybe by a human being, maybe by a bird or a bee. We make objects of all sizes, buildings, art. Then they get old, sometimes are torn down, even made to disappear, by water, wind, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or fire. Or they fall down from their own weight, or are pushed over, stepped on, shot at, blown up, smashed. Yet, the pure material remains. The materials are reused down through the ages. Architecture and painting and sculpture are made from these raw and recycled materials. An artist's eye and hand moves over the materials while at the beach, or visiting an Italian city, or in the studio, remembers them as they used to be and rearranges them: the broken buildings, the stones, the tiles, the pigments. In my work I'm re-imagining the past, making it present.”

https://www.hermineford.com/

 
 
Photograph of Hermine’s studio

Photograph of Hermine’s studio

Liar Liar (381-18) , 2018, Oil paint, ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on canvas on shaped wood panel, 68 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 3/4 inches ⠀

Liar Liar (381-18), 2018, Oil paint, ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on canvas on shaped wood panel, 68 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 3/4 inches ⠀

Untitled (385-19 ), 2019, Ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Untitled (385-19), 2019, Ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Untitled (362-17) , 2017, Oil on cotton muslin on shaped panel, 42 x 43 inches

Untitled (362-17), 2017, Oil on cotton muslin on shaped panel, 42 x 43 inches

Untitled (377-17) , 2017, ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Untitled (377-17), 2017, ink, watercolor, gouache, pencil, and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

 
Suzanne Randolph