Artist Statement


The animism which lies beneath the surface of reflected light is what fascinates me. I first discovered this energy was paintable after spending half a day sitting in a local cabbage field. I began to notice the bearing and glow of certain plants. I painted that. Then I began seeing the vitality in the riverscape outside my door, and more recently in objects and “still life”, which all turns out to have a radiant presence and reason for being in the world.

Most recently, my attention turned to images of baseball pitchers, their extraordinary intent frozen in sports photography.(Please see Baseball Paintings.) As I continue this lifelong study, investigating the aliveness of things, it may be that the visual spectrum is widening for me, or perhaps it’s another sense, connecting me to the world.

Maggie Wilder 2009


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