Heather Bryant & Lorraine Fink: An Unlikely Pair

by Shannon Bowman

With 60 years between them, most would assume that Heather Bryant and Lorriane Fink would find very little in common. However, after further examination, the similarities between the two aren't just personal and the look and feel of their work, but also in their whimsical personalities and look at life.
 

 

 

About the Artists:

Lorraine Fink

Lorraine Fink’s time-traversing vision and artistry bring obsolete and discarded gymnasium light fixtures back to life by incorporating other scratched, dented, discarded and found offerings including circuit boards, remote controls, washers, CDs, plastic laminate samples, non-recyclable VHS tapes, toilet paper inner tubes, and newspaper delivery bags, to transform each into a fixture of a tribe complete with facial features, ritual adornments, body paint and a transcendence of place and time.

                                                                                   

Heather Bryant

Heather Bryant’s lithographs use animal imagery to create sacred stories of how the creatures in real or imaginary worlds behave. An eclectic mixture of color, pattern, and repetitious ornamentation adorn Bryant’s mixed media drawings created with watercolor, gouache, ink, and Sharpie. Dots are scattered throughout the composition attempting to, and often, making contact. By connecting the dots across the compositions we are woven into a patterned existence, which alludes to the interconnected experiences that we all share. She illustrates encounters between beings faced with the choice of accepting or rejecting each other. Her goal is to promote a harmony between variant entities by having diverse characters with shared visual attributes to emphasize their common experience. The investigation of opposing forces is a focus of her research, which concentrates on the struggle between vice and virtue, being in this world but not of this world.