Bobbie Moline-Kramer’s series As Above, So Below, is a series of works that began with a gessoed support of either paper or wood, and then gestural strokes were used to render parts of nudes drawn from life. Paint was applied until a complex background was created. The painted field was viewed by the artist until she was able to “find” the image – the eyes and bodies of monkeys or birds – in the abstraction. She proceeded to paint fragments of the animals as realistically as possible. The paintings can work on various levels; superficially they are visual puzzles, but emotionally they evoke the artist’s response to constant metamorphosis, and a sense of personal loss.