Gail Watkins

“Iconic Imagery,” mixed media

In the cycle of history, the new is created from the old. It is the natural process of formation and dissolution that interests me and is evident in my work. My paintings are carefully designed and constructed with comics, photocopy, paint and glue. Then they are destroyed, often brutally, with sandpaper, wire brushes, boiling water or graffiti. The result is an inset of the historical process, a reintegration of elements destroyed by the passage of time and nature.