THE EPIC DAY
by Margot Bergman
The Epic Day is a series of eight paintings in oil that include areas constructed in
relief. Each work interprets one moment of the cycle of day and night as reflected in the
moods of nature and the love awareness between ordinary human beings.
The central image of each work is surrounded by several “frames of reference”. Most
of them are constructed out of sewn canvas, becoming ever more three-dimensional.
These juxtaposed images build poetic and symbolic connections, and in the end, create a
sculptural gesture for each work. The frame-shapes reach out into the surrounding space
and give rhythm and interrelation to the whole.
The Epic Day has been shown in the Torpedo Factory’s Art League Gallery,
Alexandria,Va., and in the galleries of James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite
University, Mary Baldwin College, and Bridgewater College, all of Virginia.
Margot usually accompanies The Epic Day with an interpretive gallery talk.
the bee dance
the dance of life
The Spell is Broken
the artist waking up from his dream