I respond to the beauty of the natural word yet I am concerned with the contradictions of our man-made environment. Concrete highways crisscross a meandering river and water contains the flotsam of human presence. I aim to explore this dichotomy through the printmaking process. The straight edge and the accidental mark form the opposite poles of my expression. These images are abstracted, evolving through experimental work with monotypes and collagraphs.
Patty Stone grew up in Albuquerque, earning her BFA from the University of New Mexico and her MFA form Yale University. She has exhibited her work throughout New England and was a member of the Bowery Gallery in NYC for many years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Boston Public Library, Wheaton College and the Duxbury Art Complex Museum. She is an Associate Professor of Art at Wheaton College where she teaches drawing and painting.