I appreciate the tender and the terrifying and I seek to merge these elements in my work.
The images come about in the process of making marks and the effort to divest myself of what I know. Both occur if and when I let go of my own idea and the limits of my vision, and follow the work where it needs to go.
I like the fluidity of house paints and big brushes, especially when combined with the tentative and fragile nature of cardboard.
Dale Heath studied art at Pratt Institute in New York City in the 1960s and with William Christenberry at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design in Washington, DC in the 1990s. She lives in Fayetteville, AR with her daughter, her son-in-law, and her grandson.