Corporately, my work is a collection of conversations between the figure and the landscape. My pieces visually encapsulate what I know to be true about the human spirit and the world it inhabits.

When viewed by themselves, my pieces take on either a life of subtle humility or bold juxtapositions.

I began creating my Figurations Series in 2005, my figurative work, because I was interested in knowing what every angle of space looks like, inside and out, related to the human form. 

As I work on them, I want each piece to be expressive of the figure in mood and character.  In addition to my gesture like renderings, expressive colors paint the metaphysical side of what is unseen in the human soul.

In 2007, I began working on my newer, Landscape Abstractions, moving from how the figure interacts with its surrounding space, to a more intentional void of human presence. 

The landscapes are very simply based on the idea of how the interaction of the earth and sky is literally through the horizon line.  The work takes on a geometric, grid-like nature as the physical space of the piece collides from all directions. 

To me and hopefully my viewers, my landscapes and figures present an interesting dialogue about spatial relationships, together and of themselves.

 

Liz Maxfield

2012

Statement

Corporately, my work is a collection of conversations between the figure and the landscape. My pieces visually encapsulate what I know to be true about the human spirit and the world it inhabits.

When viewed by themselves, my pieces take on either a life of subtle humility or bold juxtapositions.

I began creating my Figurations Series in 2005, my figurative work, because I was interested in knowing what every angle of space looks like, inside and out, related to the human form. 

As I work on them, I want each piece to be expressive of the figure in mood and character.  In addition to my gesture like renderings, expressive colors paint the metaphysical side of what is unseen in the human soul.

In 2007, I began working on my newer, Landscape Abstractions, moving from how the figure interacts with its surrounding space, to a more intentional void of human presence. 

The landscapes are very simply based on the idea of how the interaction of the earth and sky is literally through the horizon line.  The work takes on a geometric, grid-like nature as the physical space of the piece collides from all directions. 

To me and hopefully my viewers, my landscapes and figures present an interesting dialogue about spatial relationships, together and of themselves.

 

Liz Maxfield

2012