Monthly Archives: May 2004

Greta Ashworth & Robert Hodges

Greta Ashworth, oil paintings
and
Robert Hodges, blown glass
May 27 thru June 22

Reception: Thursday, May 27, 6-9 pm
during “Last Thursday Artwalk”

“Crackle-group” blown glass

Robert Hodges primary inspiration for his glass sculpture is the interaction of color and light. Color in glass possesses a unique quality because of its response to varied light sources. It can either be reflected or transmitted with very different effects under differing conditions. Hodges accentuates the emotive aspect of color in this series through subtle changes or shifts in color within the internal layer of each piece. Outer layers of color are added to provide additional support for the mood of the internal layer. Thick casings of clear glass help to separate the various layers of color and reinforce the mood unique to each piece.

   

Greta Ashworth lives in the country (the Willamette Valley). This is evident in her subject matter: horses smitten with each other, pheasants on the run, dogs enjoying a milk bone and a variety of animals from a bear to a deer. By using animal imagery as subject matter, Ashworth reveals “her little world” to the world at large. These animals help communicate past events or even a person. But most of all her work has humor, even if it’ a little dark.  Her paintings are influenced by Dutch painters of the 1400′ and

 “Smitten”  Oil