“How To Feel When You Don’t Want To Feel Any More”
2020 has been a difficult year for the nation and also at home. Meghan Rowswell began this series of watercolor and ink drawings to overcome an artistic block they encountered in their typical large-scale textile practice. The quick and responsive nature of the ink and watercolor medium allowed Meghan to capture their current mood and expression on paper. Each work is a meditation on mood communicated through fluid motions. Anxiety is expressed by scribbled foliage. Unruly emotions are captured in washes of color which are bordered by bold black strokes in an attempt to rein them in. Agitated feelings are soothed by the repetition of regular shapes. Each piece is a frozen window into the artists’ state of being that is overlayed by a fantasy dreamscape.
Meghan will be showing with her daughter, 8 year old Beatrice Rowswell. Bea is a budding author and artist. She has a wide ranging imagination that has fueled her drawing and writing for the past few years. Their work will be on display at Blue Door Arts for the month of October and November with an opening on October 8th and Nov 12th from 5-8 pm.