Virginia Hungate-Hawk


This body of work exists at the confluence of memory and imagination. It developed out of my experiences when travelling with my family. Every trip, we took turns reading a map and deciding which roads to take, which experiences to have. It became more about the journey than the destination. This work is also influenced by textures, by small and incidental marks, and the layers of history I find in the surfaces of life. This includes natural formations, the pattern of ice crystals on a window, moss and lichen in the forest and by the sea. They are layers of history and growth in the natural world, creating marvelous patterns and abstractions. With my layering of natural patterns and textures with the language of maps we begin to see the interconnectedness of the visual world we live in.