Cynthia Daignault Quotes.
Painting is the chance to create a different space, or different way of picturing a literal stream of images.
One of the reasons I work serially, but also one of the reasons that I try to claim space in painting, is I’m desperately interested in asking: How can a group of images, or even two images, have meaning together?
Artworks, whether fiction, music, or painting, because they have the power and possibility to become truth, when repeated enough or told enough are somehow truth about what America is, whether they were or not.
I could name many women who travel or who work with America as a theme. I think it was more not being able to name canonical women, whose work is part of the American canon.
Depiction can override truth the same way that memory can override experience.
For me, going back to itinerant landscape painting, it’s not about returning to an older method, but about building on what happened in the 20th century in photography. And also highlighting what the differences are between a painting and a photograph in picturing space.
On a surface level, regionalism is gone, if we define regionalism as human culture. But, what if we define regionalism as something older than human culture?