Pat   Otto         Gouache   and   Watercolor   Paintings
Gouache Paintings         1999
Watercolor Paintings     1987
The small gouache paintings harken back to Persian miniatures,
illuminated manuscripts, and fairy tale illustrations to create richly colored,
intricately detailed, evocative settings in which a young maiden and her beloved — a horse! — cavort.
The series continued with sculpted figures, Acrobatics.
The abstract watercolors are created to deliberately eliminate any conscious reference to their maker.
Using processes that automatically establish shapes that are then selected for heightened coloration and form
allows for the creation of dream-like imagery.