I have a strong affinity with the sensuousness of oil paint,
its gravity and its physicality. I layer lush, gestural strokes
and allow paint to drip as it may from images that echo
from the subconscious where they have been buried.

Music is a potent source of inspiration as I experiment with
movement in space and time. The picture planes are
abstracted staves and sound is allowed to hang motionless.

The glossy surface reflects images of the present while
providing a window into a realm of secured beauty.

You penetrate the plane and go within the image to ground
yourself in your own sense of time and history and float in
that dark, luminescent space.

Julie Hodge
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