Cynthia Hibbard and David Hibbard
Nov. 1-30, 2018
Opening: First Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays, Noon – 5 p.m. or by appt
The freewheeling nature of two-dimensional, abstract landscape as a personal and private journey appeals to my wanderlust in art.
For this show, I was the inspired by the expansive, color photography of the Olympic Peninsula by my brother David Hibbard as a springboard into my own real and imagined scenes and vistas via painting, printmaking and collage.
Some touchstones were Japan’s wild outback and formal gardens, Washington’s geometrically sculpted Palouse, the light of the San Juan Islands, and the majesty of Bear’s Ears National Monument in Utah, which in these fraught political times so needs our support.
I have photographed the beaches of the Olympic coast and Northern California for over 25 years. I am drawn to their vast, open expanses. One can lose oneself in them.
A congenital eye disorder left me with flattened vision: I can see the height and breadth of things, but not their depth. Out in the open air, the camera is a portal into a dimension I cannot see.
The images in this exhibit were made with a ultra high resolution digital camera. The camera reproduces nuances of tone, color, and detail with greater fidelity than any other camera I have ever used.