About the Series
Created over the past four years, Color Field includes 128 equally scaled paintings of flowers, weeds, and native plants in Roberts’ garden surrounding her studio. Color Field refers to gradients found in nature which Roberts has ordered and classified by hue for the installation. The exhibition will open to the public on September 8 and will continue through November 6, 2021.
By engaging with nature’s tension between order and chaos, Roberts’ paintings illustrate the significance of protecting nature’s intricacy and biodiversity as accelerated erosion and the climate crisis threaten the future health and survival of our planet. In these paintings, each blossom, whether large or small, widely popular or undervalued, drought-tolerant or water guzzlers, indigenous or alien, invasive or fragile, edible or toxic, is given an equal role in a so-called ‘documentary on democracy’, granting grandeur to the subtlety of the underrepresented and less noticeable flowers. This is Roberts’ largest body of work to date.