Name: Deborah Griffing
Statement: My painting, "Distant Correspondence" weaves together elements of my life and dreams, reflecting much that I absorb throughout the day and night. My aim is to capture the density of life by creating a painting that is rich with images and texture. It is a process whereupon I build layers of oil paint, cold wax, drawing elements, and collage. I wanted this piece to have a complex history, like the strata of the earths crust. The images I depict have their roots in elements of my family life, past and present. Growing up with both parents being research scientists, ( my fathers field being plant genetics, my mothers child psychology) I became fascinated with the natural world and was encouraged to read, climb trees, draw pictures, collect rocks, and to build a rich imagination ( I had 13 imaginary friends including a dog named Rocky). I grew up watching Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, and of course Saturday morning cartoons. All this fostered a love of learning about the world. I consider painting a research method, a process that will happily keep me busy for a long time
Near A 123
400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Oil Paint, Pigment Stick, Ink Pencil, Graphic Marker, Collaged Paper, Cold Wax on Cradled Clay Board
Please note: The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) does not own or manage any public art. For the purposes of this database many pieces were entered by the Arts Council while we continue to search for the appropriate owner/manager of the work and other information to complete the entry. The Arts Council has tried to gather all available information about the works in this database, however, we acknowledge there may be missing or inaccurate information. If you can help us correct any inaccuracies, or provide more complete information, we would be grateful. Please use “Something missing? Please send us a note” above.
ArtsinOhio.com is your one-stop resource for arts, festivals and cultural events throughout the Buckeye State. And, even better, it’s free!