Dreaming of Solidity while Evading Identity
A few statements stuck in my head when reading about Dark Matter. One: that empty space is not “nothing”; two: the gravity pulls matter together; and three: that dark matter may pull matter apart. This drawing grew from these contradictory statements—space full of activity bringing forms together but keeping them apart at the same time. Lynn Thorpe grew up in Newcastle, WY. She studied French and English at the University of Washington ( BA 1968); art at the Canberra School of Art , Canberra, A.C.T Australia (1975-77); the University of Wyoming (2nd BA and MFA, 1983); and printmaking at the Canadian Institute of Non-Toxic Printmaking, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, ( 1994 and 1997). Thorpe retired from Northwest College in Powell, WY, in 2005. After spending 5 years in Rapid City, she now lives in Billings, MT, and paints not-necessarily-realistic landscapes in oil. More of her work can be seen at Warriors Work & Ben West Gallery in Hill City, SD, and at, www.lynnthorpe.com.
Photo Credit: Lynn Thorpe, Sanford Underground Research Facility
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