July 2004: Marlana Stoddard-Hayes oil paintings
Marlana Stoddard-Hayes oil paintings are grown organically over time and layered to create a web of interlacing textures. In some of her works it is like looking through a veil into another world. Her paintings are intuitive and evolving, with richness and color. She incorporates a garden, library and laboratory in her continuing investigations about the quality of being. This combination is helpful for the investigations she is making with her chosen medium, where she has settled into the ritual of working with oil paint.