Peggy Collins

I use color fields and lines to manipulate, enunciate, or suggest certain relationships that embrace a theme, both particular to me, and universal. Lines may become symbols, such as numbers or letters, or pictographs, representing objects. Lines also create relationship, by slicing the picture plane. Fracturing the plane with one line, then two, and so forth, creates an abstract visual myth, full of action and mystery and metaphor. The viewer reacts instinctually and emotionally to line, shape, and color, and develops sub-text, as individual experience and imagination dictate.

The visual associations we make from lines are probably generated by subliminal
and overt information that we absorb through our senses. In our over-stimulated
and fragmented culture, the smallest visual nuance becomes meaningful.