Mary Hatch

 
 

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Essay

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Paradise, archival inkjet,
42" x 40" (image 33.5" x 32"), Edition 100, $1100

 
 

Paradise, archival inkjet,
25" x 24", (image 18.5" x 17.75"), Edition 50, $400

 
 
 

Paradise refers to those perfect moments in life when everything comes together effortlessly. The painting paints itself - the golf ball soars - the solution arrives unbidden. Artists speak of their "muse" as if their creation arrives like a gift from some mysterious source.

And athletes surly would always connect perfectly with the ball if it were within their power to do so. It appears however that letting go of this control - absenting ourselves is the surprising solution. In "Paradise" the figures vanish because they are no longer needed to complete their task.