Mary Hatch

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SERIES AND RECURRING THEMES

  The Brides  

WEDDING BOOK

My work is about the beautiful social surface of America.
Like Tom Wolfe and Robert Altman I love looking at small sections of our lives.
"Wedding Book" is a part of this exploration.
Based on wedding photographs borrowed from family & friends, these are not
meant to be portraits but daily evidence of "this time" as change & tradition
merge.

 

  Dancers  

THE LITTLE BOOK

Little stories found along the way.

 

 

 

   
  Dancers  

DANCERS

Dance seems a natural and graceful metaphor for human activities
and dancers arrive unbidden even in paintings occupied with other matters.
When figures become storytellers
the slightest nuance of position or movement is significant
speaking with a silent but clear voice
simultaneously revealing and mysterious

 

 

   
  Little Romances  

LITTLE ROMANCES

The nostalgic beauty of earlier decades gives form to our need for stability in a
rapidly changing and indecisive world. "Little Romances" is a loosely woven
series of retro-romantic paintings, frequently presented as "social dance" with
elegant attire and proper demeanor. We have always looked back,
beyond memory, randomly selecting repairs for contemporary life.

 

 

   
  Secret Gardens  

SECRET GARDENS &
PASSING LANDSCAPES

Secret gardens are ordinary
and extraordinary moments in life
when all is right with the world
fleeting moments of awareness

Like flashes of exquisite landscapes
viewed from a car window
they become instant memories
savored and protected

  Passing Landscapes