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September 10, 2007

BA BFA Exhibit

I was drawn to the four paintings done by Rebecca Walpole because of the visual texture of the piece. I have seen them for a few weeks now and I always thought of them as depicting birds and feathers. Especially the one titled Seethe which looks like eggs in a nest. I read her description of the work and was surprised it was fire in four different forms. The surprise for me was that she considered the form and shapes of fire but the colors of fire were not as important. Color took a back seat to the tactile essence of fire and I appreciate this approach instead of yet another recording of flame.


Rebecca Walpole 2007 Oil on Canvas Incitement, Seethe, Engulf, Rapture.