Invasive Species II
24 x 32 intaglio monotype, 2012.
Patty Stone’s work has been inspired by the Charles River over the past four years. She reflects on the inherent tension between nature and the man-made environment through collage, painting and monotype. Recent paintings such as “River Road” and “River Basin have a kinship to cinema, combining distant aerial views of freeways and bridges with close- up details of water patterns and plant life. Semi-abstract monotypes focus on diverse aspects of the river like invasive water chestnut or aquatic macro invertebrates.
Patty Stone grew up in Albuquerque, NM and has lived in the Boston area since 1981. She earned her BFA from the University of New Mexico and her MFA in painting from the Yale School of Art. She is an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.