2014-07-25 13.05.07

Mary Froderberg & Ruthie V.

September 4-27 2014

Shift Gallery

312 S Washington Street
Seattle Wa 98104
September Hours: Fri-Sat 12-6

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Slow Time: Landscapes and Stills documents the afternoons spent painting in the Skagit Valley with my dear friend Mary Froderberg. Every Friday we could, Mary and I would step aside from life’s rushed business, and make space for the fullest amount of nothing at all.

Sometimes Mary and I would create the day’s adventure by carrying our paints and easels past “No Trespassing” signs, over thistle covered hills, and through windy valleys. We’d meet new people – as it is easy to meet someone when painting in their back yard. Other times we’d settle in at her cottage overlooking the Samish Islands. We’d share conversations about paint, life, and the proper way to make a cup of tea.

This body of work developed without struggle, and without stress. These works represent a new relationship: a compassionate pleasantness, and love.