I am interested in the relationships of elements in space and how those elements rhythmically flow amongst one another and the entire rectangle; as in the way dancers on stage embrace the space (and work off of it as well as one another) with their bodies in motion. That’s one of the things I want to make happen on the two dimensional surface. Whether my work is generated from direct observation or riffing off of a work of a great master (as in “After PB, in Reverse”) or a more free flowing play of color marks (as in some of the Watercolor on Frosted Mylar works), I respond to where the work leads me; and in so doing, my process can be at once a terrifying, joyous and ever-enlivening adventure.”
Stephanie Franks explores linear elements and painted forms. Each painting of Stephanie Franks might be compared to a journey, a voyage of discovery. The journey begins as paint is applied. A sense of tension permeates the whisper of atmospheric space, which is locked into place by line, form and color. Painted forms and linear elements define place and speak of the struggle engaged in during their execution.
Stephanie Franks work includes paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints as well as collages. She has exhibited at countless venues.