Six Color Lower Carlsbad, Mark Williams

Mark Williams earned his BFA from Miami University in 1997 and his MFA from the University of Connecticut in 2004. His work has been written about in many publications and has been included in over 100 exhibitions. Mark’s work is in several public and private collections including The LeWitt Collection, Great Meadows Foundation, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

My current work is based on cave interiors, especially the formations of flowstones, stalactites, and stalagmites. During the past eighteen years, I have visited nearly 100 caves and photographed the settings. This painting is inspired by these images. Nostalgia is often referenced in the use of decades old fabrics for the base of paintings. Repeated imagery becomes a rhythmic pattern that suggests that one is looking at something that is part of a larger, unseen whole. My artwork alludes to the fact that we are all part of a larger realm measured in geologic time.