Selected Mixed Media / Collages 2002 -2003
Reflections Stirred series (c-225), 18 x 59 in.
"In other works, Young superimposes a painted layer of invented geometric shapes; flattened, stylized silhouettes of generic birds and insects; or gesturally painted flowers. Compared to the rubbed surfaces, whose luminosity is partly responsible for their numinous associations, the painted areas seem heavier, giving the impression of materiality. In the subtly ambiguous Untitled c-254, a painted mandala-like form grabs center stage. Its concentric arrangement of geometric forms alludes to the unity of existence, while also allowing a more everyday reading as a target. Placed underneath this image is a curiously painted birdlike shape that is missing part of its body and legs. The erasure of these significant elements suggests nature in all its violence, a counterpoint to the cosmic order reflected in the piece’s overall composition." - Claire Wolf Krantz, Art in America magazine, June 2003.