July 2005: Lorna Nakell

Lorna Nakell puts forth a collection of new works she calls Haikus for the day.  Inspired by seasons, places, times and architecture, her new paintings resemble modern landscapes.  Biomorphic clayworks suggest pods and flowers.  Nature and the urban setting are married with the use of simple shapes and minimalist color.  Finding importance in being more of an environmentally conscious artist, Nakell incorporates recycled materials into her collage paintings.  Pieces of vintage wallpaper, plastic doilies, architectural plans and other scraps of paper are all fair game in her process.