Jane Springwater is an artist whose works are simultaneously free flowing and highly structured. Engaging with a set of rules that govern the ordering and repetition of marks and gestures, Springwater investigates the potential for these systems to generate intricate patterns and unexpectedly evocative forms. The finished work embodies and documents the process involved in its creation. At a distance, each composition presents a tonal field with subtle variation in texture and depth. Drawing closer, the marks reveal their complexity and, like an object coming into focus under a microscope, the logic of the work reveals itself, even as the particulars of execution remain elusive. Just as Springwater becomes lost in the experience of making, she hopes the viewer will become immersed in the experience of seeing. Springwater received her BFA and JD from Washington University in St. Louis, and lives and works in San Francisco.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts
Framing courtesy of Sterling Art Services
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist