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MAYA GATEWOOD
updated: 07/16/2009
website: www.mayagatewood.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled (diptych)
Untitled (diptych) detail
Five Cultures (detail)
Two Cultures
Burst
An Ill Wind
Line Break
Map Series #1
Map Series #2
Map Series #3
Hanging Bubbles with Sheres
To Blow Bubbles with Glass
To Blow Bubbles with Glass (detail)
White Hole
White Hole (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, mapping, abstract, gestural, landscape, spiritual
 
 
Untitled (diptych) by MAYA GATEWOOD
Untitled (diptych)
Oil on Canvas
2009
12 " x  24 " 
Untitled (diptych) detail by MAYA GATEWOOD
Untitled (diptych) detail
Oil on Canvas
2009
12 " x  12 " 
Five Cultures (detail) by MAYA GATEWOOD
Five Cultures (detail)
NuPastel & Graphite on Paper
2008
26 " x  40 " 
Two Cultures by MAYA GATEWOOD
Two Cultures
NuPastel on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
Burst by MAYA GATEWOOD
Burst
Graphite and NuPastel on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
An Ill Wind by MAYA GATEWOOD
An Ill Wind
NuPastel on Paper
2006
52" x  40" 
Line Break by MAYA GATEWOOD
Line Break
Graphite and NuPastel on Paper
2006
26" x  41" 
Map Series #1 by MAYA GATEWOOD
Map Series #1
Graphite on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
Map Series #2 by MAYA GATEWOOD
Map Series #2
Graphite on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
Map Series #3 by MAYA GATEWOOD
Map Series #3
Graphite on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
Hanging Bubbles with Sheres by MAYA GATEWOOD
Hanging Bubbles with Sheres
NuPastel on Paper
2006
26" x  40" 
To Blow Bubbles with Glass by MAYA GATEWOOD
To Blow Bubbles with Glass
Graphite on Paper
2006
30" x  60" 
To Blow Bubbles with Glass (detail) by MAYA GATEWOOD
To Blow Bubbles with Glass (detail)
Graphite on Paper
2006
Dimensions variable
White Hole by MAYA GATEWOOD
White Hole
Graphite on Paper
2004
30" x  37" 
White Hole (detail) by MAYA GATEWOOD
White Hole (detail)
Graphite on Paper
2004
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Vortex ('vor-"teks), n, plural vor·ti·ces ('vor-ti"sEz) also vor·tex·es ('vor-"tek-sez) ¹a mass of energy that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of a circle and to draw toward this cavity or vacuum bodies subject to its action.  

A common thread runs throughout my drawings – a single focus, or several points, of energy in space. Vortices can be portals or gateways into and from other places…like wormholes. Place is defined as a location with a specific identity, whereas space is an abstract concept not bound by the delimiters of place. 

First, I establish where the vortex, or vortices, will materialize. Thereafter, emerges revelation of varied forms flowing in and/or out of it. The final drawing results in an image where the vortex may have discharged objects or beings into a place never seen by the human eye or imagination, the charted journey through a wormhole to a parallel or alternate universe, or simply the relationship and interaction of line, shape, form, and texture; which I use as mapping tools to guide and navigate through the drawings.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2006     Montclair State University, MFA 

2004     Moore College of Art & Design, BFA