Piece description from the artist
I find myself drawn to images of birds. Attracted to their sleek form and unique beauty, but most of all to their calm aesthetic as they
sit perched, observing, contemplating, waiting, knowing. In this series “The Mysteries of the Universe Reveal Themselves to Birds” I juxtapose the birds with multiple layers of color and surround them with 'the Mysteries' represented by brightly colored superficial dots. In these pieces I straddle the line between abstraction and representation. Fantasy and reality. The real and the unreal. While I'm painting, I'm constantly thinking about color and spacial relationships. I want the viewer to be drawn in and their eyes to dance across the canvas and to perhaps become a little lost.
After receiving her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bridget has lived and worked in Baltimore, Chicago, and now currently in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Bridget’s paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Canada, including; New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Baltimore, and St. Louis. Her work is included in many private collections as well as some public.
She's greatly inspired by the "Bay Area Painters":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Area_Figurative_Movement, and her work straddles the line between abstraction and representation. Fantasy and reality. The real and the unreal. While working, she is constantly thinking about color and spatial relationships in hopes for the viewer to be drawn in and perhaps become a little lost.