© 2019 The Rookery Artists' Collective

by The Rookery

Gayle Maldiney

I have explored transitional states with their attendant changes in emotion and perception. Using primarily the end of a day, but also objects or living things reaching their end, I set out for the fertile no-place of the liminal – between the worlds of day and night, the conscious and the unconscious. The spaces left by the retreating light leave room for mystery and wonder. The less we see the more we imagine, the more strongly we feel. These images come out of my daily walks, which are a meditative exercise. Using a dark, muted palette, and drawing on the ambiguity of the subjects treated, I invite the viewer to participate in these transitional states.