Snag by Lucinda Parker

  • Title: Snag
  • Artist: Lucinda Parker
  • Medium: Acrylic on wood
  • Size: 19"h x 21"w
  • Added to collection: 2004
  • Donor: Purchased by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B2/2 Hallway gallery

Underlying Lucinda Parker's complex painting is her fascination with nature, with patterns, and with the rhythms of language and music. While at first glance, they seem spontaneous and gestural, a closer study reveals that her compositions are deliberate, and their surfaces show the marks of her continual reworking. Each gesture is considered, each color carefully applied. Parker, who received a joint degree from Reed College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, is one of the region's best-known artists; her large-scale paintings can be found in public buildings around the Pacific Northwest.