Interval, acrylic and collage on mylar on board, 2010
Rhonda Dee’s paintings are a metaphor for the complex and powerful process of creative push and pull by which we change and develop the force of our physical, intellectual and emotional potential.
Her emergent beings, some swathed in dappled veils, are incomplete with nascent ears and tails, skeletal hands and tiny feet. Others are visceral flesh and folds with hollows and dark depths and sinewy limbs. Formless, fluid, embryonic specimens are adrift in a vacuum, vulnerable and awaiting emergence like a bug to a butterfly.