Artistic Statement

Edward McCartan’s Artistic Statement

These works represent my exploration of botanical and gestural imagery. I use the double image because I am interested in the “dialogue” that this creates between the different areas of the work. Small natural forms, twigs, ferns, flowers, etc. leave room for experimentation with sumi-like strokes and lines and the layering of glazes throughout the composition. I go to nature and the possibilities inherent in the materials for inspiration.

It is an ongoing endeavor.