path series

Penn's "thick, energetic brushwork builds to a climax of heavy grays and browns. She slices up her paintings, as she puts it, using the 'jigsaw as a cubist weapon.' The way she presents the finished pieces — spread across the wall and sometimes the floor - is a belligerant defiance of painting as ambient decoration . . .
As so many other landscape painters keep the lawns orderly . . . [Penn] is digging at the uneasy beauty of the weeds."

— Randy Gragg, Oregonian, 6/17/94

Tracks

Manhole

Sand

Ground

Reflection

Puddle

Weeds in Linnton

Trace

Sand/Grass

Between a Rock

Grasses

Grass/Broken Pallet

Time and Termites

Grasses II

Pavement

Passing Lane

Crosswalk

Tree

Root

Stream

Things Float By

Stones

Footprints

Shadow Branch

Composite

Grate II