The Barcelona Point series comprises fifteen works of oil on canvas, of which twelve canvases are sized 60" X 48" and three canvases are 36" X 60". The series was begun in June 1997 and completed in early September 1998. Barcelona Point refers to a seascape of high dunes and nature preserve off the Atlantic Ocean, in the area of Sag Harbor, New York.
The relationship between the painted surface and unpainted immaterial surface, which is explored in the Barcelona Point Series, is explored differently in The Triptych Series. In the Barcelona Point Series an attempt was made to give the unpainted surface a stronger presence than the more material surface that is covered with oils. In The Triptych Series the spatial relationship between painted and unpainted surface relates to time and memory.
The Barcelona Point Series focused on the substantiality and immateriality of the painted and unpainted spaces in an attempt to use the paint almost as a metaphor for spiritual and material reality. In contrast The Triptych Series uses painted and unpainted space to retrieve a completely different significance from the varying textures: the journey from painted to unpainted space is a journey in time that refers to a narrative. Most elements in the series, be they the shape of the canvas or the dividing lines, are used to refer to movement in time and the passage of emotion.
Melinda Camber Porter on her inspiration for the Barcelona Point Series: