In The Outside
For Hatak
By Solange Roberdeau

Artist Statement about HATAK image:
"I had a lot of fun integrating my outdoor photos of crisp winter skies and snowy ground into the North Willow Attic. When I am drawing, I look for movement between visual grounds and often pair clean geometry with organic textures to this end. The addition of the round window came from this and also from the architecture in my life. I draw a lot of influence from my environment, both formal and energetic. I recently spent a night at the arcology compound Arcosanti in Mayer, AZ. Circular portals play a huge role in the concept of integrating indoor and outdoor spaces there. My home also has a prominent round window that I wake up to every morning. It is one of my favorite parts of the architecture of the cabin: a clean circle, that from the inside lets the forest and the sky in and from the outside creates a geometric counterpoint to the natural elements around it."

Solange Roberdeau (b. 1982, Albion, CA) lives and works in Northern California. She received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 2012, and holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She has an upcoming two-person show at Blunk Space, Point Reyes, CA and at the Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House, Taos, NM. She has previously exhibited work at: the Dresser-Robinson Gallery at the Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA; the Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM; Municipal Bonds, San Francisco, CA; Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY; the International Print Center, Manhattan, NY; Revolt Gallery, Taos, NM; Arcade Gallery, Cairo, Egypt; the Institute Library, New Haven, CT; Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and Cobalt Gallery, Mendocino, CA. She has received Artist in Residence fellowships from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM, the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT, and Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain.


"In The Outside", North Willows Attic, 2021
Portal window at Arcosanti, Mayer AZ, 2021
Portal window at artist's home in CA, 2021
Drawing by the artist with 21K moon gold leaf, acrylic & sumi ink on watercolor paper, 2017