Valerie Brennan interviews painter Brian Edmonds about his work and practice.
Edmonds remarks: "I am currently working on a series of panels ranging in size from 12 x 12 in. to 48 x 48 in. The hard surface lends itself to mark making and aggressive methods. The paintings are loosely based on maps, historical references, and the landscape... My current work includes primitive markings found on maps. I remember completing history assignments as a young boy, using crude symbols for mountains or singular marks held together by a horizontal line to form fencing. I began using these symbolic features about 15 years ago. I recently began reusing these forms... Abstract or not a sense of place is always the driving force behind the painting."