Acrylic on plaster on panel
16″ x 16″ x 2″
This piece is located in Burnaby, B.C, and can be shipped to anywhere in Canada.
The title, Momentum, suggests movement created by swirling pinwheels in the centre of the image. Created in dimensional plaster on cradled panel, this work is finished in acrylic paint. Swirling pinwheels impressed into the surface of the top edge carry the motif outside the picture plane. Two rows of 10 small, irregular discs line the bottom edge. The lightly scored and abraded surface gives the piece an aged appearance. The edges of the panel are painted a mottled, deep burgundy. A detail shows the top edge with the swirling motif.
Artist signed on back
Dorothy Doherty received her formal art education from Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr University of Art & Design) and Capilano University. She also holds an MA in History in Art (University of Victoria, 1984-1993) and a PDP (Simon Fraser University, 1995). She supplements her formal education with courses and workshops in a variety of media.
Dorothy was born in Vancouver, BC, and spent her formative years in the Vancouver area. After graduation from art school, she lived more than 20 years in various parts of BC, working and teaching ceramics in Victoria, Williams Lake, Cranbrook, the Kootenays and other parts of the BC Interior. During this time she worked extensively with local potters guilds, and taught credit courses for Cariboo College (now Thompson Rivers University). After completing a Masters Degree (Art History) and PDP (Professional Development Program), Dorothy was employed as an art specialist and civilizations instructor for school district #44 (North Vancouver). On retirement she attended the Studio Art program at Capilano University to upgrade her skills, learn how art has changed over the years, and discover where she fits in to the current art scene.
Dorothy exhibits regularly in group and solo shows. She lives in Burnaby, BC, paints at Portside Studios in Vancouver, and works with ceramics at the Shadbolt Art Centre in Burnaby, BC.
Dorothy is interested in the environment and the effect humans have on the earth. Through her art practice, she hopes to express her feelings and concerns about the world today, along with her appreciation of the beauty of life on this planet.