PAULA CAHILL

Is it possible to pinpoint when straight and curved lines were invented?  The contours of ancient rock paintings give us organic lines and line is evident in the motifs of early Greek vessels and Egyptian Funerary art.  Renaissance artists were lauded for their invention of perspective, a system contrived of straight lines that extend to infinity.  Modernists isolated and formalized gestural line as subject.  I strive to extend this conversation by painstakingly mixing and repeatedly laying down up to 100 gradients of color in my attempts to contemporize line.