Reflections: Paintings by Teri Malo
Paintings of woodland ponds that reflects the artist's love for the intimate environment with its mysterious presence.
Standing before the painting, you can look across the surface of the pond, down into the water, and simultaneously see hints of the surrounding woods or sky reflected in the water. The paintings provide a space for reflection, a place to pause. The paintings have the effect of slowing time. Separate from the harried pace of life, the paintings encourage you to stop, to observe the ephemeral transit of a floating leaf, or the subtle shifting of colors between seasons. Because much of the “real” world can only be seen as an upside down reflection, you are additionally confronted with a puzzle, piecing together from clues the nature of the environment surrounding the pond. The paintings are a mechanism for diverting your attention toward a both familiar and unfamiliar world. They provide a view across, down, under, and up.