A speck of hope
Enid Baxter Blader’s work gets around. Her résumé includes showings at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. Now she can add to her list another center for contemporary art: Sacramento’s. According to her website, the artist lives in a geodesic dome in Aptos, near Santa Cruz, and she paints with the oil of rapeseed, a.k.a. canola oil. Her paintings have an apocalyptic atmosphere, often consisting of barren, dark environs, but are accented by a bit of whimsy in the form of uncomplicated line drawings and hope, sometimes appearing as a speck of a rainbow.