Piece description from the artist
Years ago we lived in Georgia. We went to see this canyon, and loved it. I took lots of pictures, and later made some paintings. This is the largest. Originally this was intended to be the center panel of a triptych with Providence canyon I and III. The canyon is in Georgia, and is a constantly changing work in progress. The white stone gradually gets stained ocher from the clay earth washing down over it.
Rosemarie Bloch loves to organize accidental paint splashes and to manipulate color. Over the years, Rosemarie's artistic investigations have led to an obsession with the grid that humans impose on the natural world. For Rosemarie, the grid is symbolic of how our world has been divided into isolated groups based on wealth, religion, and politics. She believes that while people want to belong to groups in order to forge an identity, the process of doing so cuts one away from society as a whole.
Rosemarie was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and now lives in a nearby town called Okeana. She received her artistic training in high school under the tutelage of a talented nun. Rosemarie eventually earned a scholarship to the Art Academy of Cincinnati where among her instructors was Julian Stanczak, a prominent American Op Artist.
These days Rosemarie is working as an instructor at the Middletown Arts Center in Middletown, Ohio.