Betsy Packard

Manifesting Transformation

My artmaking  process can be either meditative  or one of fast-paced immediacy. Painting in melted wax, hand sewing, mosaic surface– these are some of the meditative processes. Newspaper, cement, and plaster, used additively or cast— are the structural or “binder” materials  I employ when I begin a piece with a concept and set a few specific parameters. Then, creation of the work is quick and intuitive; chance and the subconscious play a role.