“ This Californian has reason to know about the tremors and shudders that occur along the coastal fault lines.
Painter and poet Helen Sherry lives in San Diego. Her paintings are elaborate, abstract - impressionistic studies in acrylic that capture the atmosphere of sea, sky and, in this case, the earth below the horizon.
A heavy black band at the top of Quake weighs upon the brilliant colors below. Striations of paint running across the canvas suggest the trembling energy created as a deep fissure descends vertically to the core of the earth.
The painting rings noisily, but silently—a paradox that must be meaningful to the artist who is also an accomplished haiku poet. ”