Drawing and painting have been constants throughout my life, and inﬂuenced by my education, travels and explorations. My work is enriched and informed by exposure to these experiences. My current work evolved through experimentation with non-traditional drawing tools. Each tool produced unique marks and images. Although I enjoyed their unpredictability, I had to strike a balance between turning myself over to it yet exerting enough control to develop an image. I’ve chosen to work in black and white to keep focus on form and structure. The indelible nature of ink presents a precarious quality that challenges me to respond in dialogue with the work. The layering, multiplicity, varied repetition, and concentric designs suggest natural forms, paying homage to them without representing any item speciﬁcally. With their complex, bold direct nature they become provocative independent life forms.
Linda earned her M.F.A. at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, taught elsewhere before returning to Chicago, where she was born and raised. She has been teaching at W. R. Harper College for the past thirty years.