A woman, an island, the moon

PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting
ArtistTeresa Dunn

I imagine an abandoned island where the only inhabitant is a single woman, resigned to her isolation. She moves through her life protected and imprisoned by the confines of her environment. Influenced by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, and the symbolism embedded in round forms like the moon, these paintings are flooded with color, longing, and melancholy. My protagonist is suspended between a desire for something new and an uneasiness with the world beyond the horizon.