For me, my paintings are my signature. Each evolved from a space within me. That space had always been most affected by my view of the natural world, particularly my love of rocks. Much of the work in the past developed in response to observations of rocks. Wondering about their origins has led to a shift towards abstraction.

Working on a square canvas allows the observer to come to the work with no preconceived notion of the subject matter. I am concerned with balance, color, and discovery. There is an element of playfulness in my work and traces of the process.


Julie Gorn
June, 2016