Over the past decade I have been creating a series of paintings called “Ornaglyphs”. These surreal, gouache paintings feature a crazy cast of bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic non-language that is open to interpretation. The paintings started off as comic panels and have now morphed into clustered, layered abstract paintings. I pull inspiration from pretty much anything I encounter but mainly from observations from long walks in swampy areas or from hanging out in my backyard studying plant life up close. Each painting is a spontaneous experiment with color and shapes colliding. When people experience my work I want them to get lost and find new things. I love when people tell me what they see. The titles do not emerge until I feel like the painting is complete and reflect what I, or someone close to me, sees in the imagery. However, I do not want the looker to be swayed by the title, and want them to experience each piece in a way that will unlock their curiosity.
Mindy Fisher is based in Bellows Falls, on Canal Street where she works out of her storefront studio. After studying Set Design in Chicago, Fisher focused on painting, cartooning, and animation. Over the past decade Fisher has been creating a series of paintings called “Ornaglyphs”. This work uses gouache, spray, and marker paint on both small panels and large canvases. This series started off as comic panels and has now grown to include clustered, layered abstract paintings. Inspired from observations in swampy areas and studying plant life up close, the subjects featured are a surreal cast of bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic non-language.