Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Judith Monroe - "Security"

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Artist: Judith Monroe
Title: Security
Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Dimensions: 8"h x 8"w

Includes photo transfer, acrylic, color pencil, ephemera, and dried leaf on cradled wood panel.

"Security" is a tactile and textured portrayal of a rural landscape. A prominent tree with a thick, dark trunk anchors the composition on the right, adding a sense of depth and solidity. The foliage of the tree shows varied shades of green. Beyond the tree extends a cultivated field marked by orderly vineyard rows. In the foreground, a rustic wooden fence, weathered and sturdy, runs horizontally, delineating the boundary of the field. The rough texture of the wood and the pattern of the vertical and horizontal slats provide a contrast to the softness of the greenery. A couple of oak leaves are collaged onto the piece, linking the scene directly to the environment and adding a layer of organic detail to the work. The scene is imbued with a peaceful ambiance, fostering a sense of tranquility. Monroe has used a palette that emphasizes earthy tones and verdant hues. The overall effect of the textures, color gradations, and organic shapes is one of harmony between nature and the human-cultivated environment.