MICHELLE DALY
Portland, Oregon - United States



Original Artworks (20)

Michelle Daly; Nested: Group, 2010, Original Other,   inches. Artwork description: 241  abstract, hand sewn paintchip, bird nest, home, multiples ...
Michelle Daly
Original Undefined Medium, 2010
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Michelle Daly; Where Land Meets Water, 2010, Original Painting Oil, 48 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  oil, abstract, ...
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2010
48 x 40 inches (121.9 x 101.6 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Nested: 1701, 2010, Original Other, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241     hand sewn paintchip, bird nest, abstract    ...
Michelle Daly
Original Undefined Medium, 2010
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Nested: 1902, 2010, Original Other, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241    hand sewn paintchip, bird nest, abstract   ...
Michelle Daly
Original Undefined Medium, 2010
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Nested: 1803, 2010, Original Other, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241   hand sewn paintchip, bird nest, abstract  ...
Michelle Daly
Original Undefined Medium, 2010
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Nested: 1602, 2010, Original Other, 4 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241  hand sewn paintchip, bird nest, abstract ...
Michelle Daly
Original Undefined Medium, 2010
4 x 6 inches (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Like Sleeping Against A S..., 2007, Original Painting Oil, 17 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241   17. 0 ...
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
17 x 22 inches (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Small Lies We Tell Ourselves, 2008, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241   11. 0 ...
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2008
11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; A Precarious Balance Of C..., 2008, Original Painting Oil, 17 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241   17. 0 ...
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2008
17 x 11 inches (43.2 x 27.9 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Stasis Detail, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Stasis , 2007, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Michelle Daly; The Topography Of Silence..., 2007, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 17 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; The Topography Of Silence, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 17 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Heart Loot, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 11 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241  The first in a new series of smaller painting exporing the potentiality of abstract language and narrative. ...
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
11 x 17 inches (27.9 x 43.2 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Portentious Comeliness, 2006, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 24 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2006
30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61.0 cm)
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Michelle Daly; The Space Between 13th An..., 2007, Original Drawing Pen, 10 x 8 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Pen Drawing, 2007
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Michelle Daly; The Space Between 13th An..., 2007, Original Drawing Pen, 10 x 8 inches.
Michelle Daly
Original Pen Drawing, 2007
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Extemporaneous, 2007, Original Painting Oil, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Continuing to search for a tenuous balance
Michelle Daly
Original Oil Painting, 2007
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Burnside 3, 2006, Original Collage, 17 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 Burnside 3, the largest work of this series to date features many organic shapes and a sense of fragmented geometry.  Evocative of the varied energy, dymanism, and mulitplicity of public space. ...
Michelle Daly
Original Collage, 2006
17 x 11 inches (43.2 x 27.9 cm)
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Michelle Daly; Burnside 2, 2006, Original Collage, 8 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 Burnside 2, is composed of dynamic verticals and strange amorphous shapes.  A continuation of my juxtaposed collection of impressions of the urban landscape, this work is both solid and diaphanous.  It suggests depth and presents an everchanging viewing experience through its subtle variation in value and overlap.   ...
Michelle Daly
Original Collage, 2006
8 x 15 inches (20.3 x 38.1 cm)
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Artist Statement

I am interested in capturing moments often felt more strongly then seen. This idea has taken many forms in painting, drawing, making, and living.
Paintings here include a series of works that strive to articulate a tenuous balance between process and finished artwork. I approach each painting as a dialogue with no preconceived intention. I use a combination of found and invented shapes that reference both geometry and the natural world. I build the compositions in layers, reworking the surface, adding and deleting information. This process continues until I find the moment when the work is resolved, but just barely. I am searching for the place with each painting when the process is still evident, yet there are moments that are unconventionally beautiful.

This idea has lead me to begin a series of smaller works that seek to explore the more narrative quality of abstract painting. I view each work as a fragment or short story, building together into something that is perhaps more.

I am also exploring ideas of noticing space in a series of drawings known as "the space between" These drawings take negative space as their subject matter, and look for deeper interest in the way such shapes converge and overlap.
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