Barbara Coyle Holt, ‘The Season Series - July’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Barbara Coyle Holt, ‘The Season Series - July’, 2016, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Acrylic on un-stretched canvas Barbara Holt writes of her work; Ancient Egyptian artists tried to fill the voids in their compositions to discourage evil spirits from finding a place to take hold. “Horror vacui” remains a condition and curse of modern life. The joy and angst of the days passing; the struggle with time and filling the empty hours and spaces. My aesthetic takes me to these empty spaces and my goal is to try to make them connect and add meaning to the whole. I look to the changing seasons and the skies, the colors, and smells that go with each one. The tips of the dogwood leaves turn pink…it’s time to welcome shorter days and cooler nights. Sometimes these natural things become symbols of a particular time. Each month has a flower, a stone, a bird assigned to it. My paintings come from a wish to combine these familiar symbols

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