Born in Barre Massachusetts, interdisciplinary sculptor and painter Annie Varnot has served as a visiting fellow at numerous foundations including Jentel in Wyoming, La Napoule Art Foundation in France, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia, the Islip Art Museum in New York, and Weir Farm in Connecticut. She has been the recipient of several grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Ms. Varnot’s drawings may be viewed at Pierogi 2000 in Brooklyn, NY. She is a select member of the Drawing Center Viewing Program. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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“My artistic aim is to complete a series of oil paintings that, together, create an atlas of the emotional and physical landscapes I traveled alone last year, when I hiked 2,663 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail. The work provided is the beginning of this exploration.
This journey lasted from April to September. I lacked cellphone reception and access to the Internet on the way north, and their absence left me ample time to think and to enjoy my solitude. But solitude can also be a danger—for me, anyway. I knew I might fall prey to debilitating isolation and loneliness on the PCT. I knew I would soon hunger for conversation and human interaction. To prevent that from happening, I devised a plan to carry on an alternative, non-traditional kind of conversation. I expressed my thoughts and ideas on 8 1/2 x 11” color-printed topographical maps. When I stopped in the desert town of Warner Springs, California at mile 110, Kennedy Meadows at mile 703, Trout Lake, Washington at mile 2,234 and elsewhere, I would send these missives to people with meaningful roles in my life. They, in turn, sent me parallel maps of their respective thoughts and day.
Packed amid Ziplock bags of nuts and filthy socks, I carried watercolors and a digital camera to further document my exploration into twin wilderness: of the Western United States and into my own psyche. By the time I concluded my hike, I had in hand a series of trail maps, watercolor studies, journal entries, and in-depth correspondence. These collected works inspired me to begin a series of oil paintings that, when completed, will offer a singular kind of Baedeker, updated for the 21st century, and homing in specifically on my six-month emotional and physical odyssey.” ~ Annie VarnotVisit Artist's Page
|Dimensions||30 x 24 in|
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