Capturing moments of intensity, whether quiet, raucous, still and ordered, or angry and frustrated, are at the core of Butler's work. Layers of white with sequences of slashes, hatch-marks or shapes have grown to become her language over decades. The simplicity and directness of white is integral to all her work. It’s an absolute, that cannot be erased; a solid foundation and a statement of it’s own.
(The artist’s techniques and materials include oil paint, graphite, cotton, rayon and nylon threads; appliqué using cotton, silk, and linen.)
Jeanne Lyons Butler