Light is a lyrical abstract expressionist who uses landscape elements, music and memories of place to create imagery that exudes the vibratory nature of life. Like a shimmering Hindu temple at high noon in summer’s sun, Light’s painted imagery seems to dissolve and reappear only to dissolve once more.
In works like “Canyon Country” Light expresses form and distance through a layering of gesture and color. Though she doesn’t pour her paint like Jackson Pollock, Light uses the movement of her brush to describe the action contained in a sweep of the human hand across the picture plane trying capture and place, like Pollock, her own figure in space.
Light as a classroom teacher, current member of the Luna Project and a former art instructor at the Fuller Lodge Art Center has made major contributions to New Mexico’s arts community. Her gorgeous landscapes are the icing on the cake.