The “Panel Series” explores the play between 3-dimensional forms, their articulated surfaces, real identifiable objects, and painted images. The flat backgrounds are reclaimed from my home’s original veneer walls, which we tore out when we remodeled. The materials I collect have histories that contribute to the themes I develop. Spotted feathers that I found on the sidewalk evolved into an ode to a woodpecker in “Wind Dapple.” In “Astral Imunu” I observe the neighborhood birds claiming their territory in the shared air. With each work, I construct the basic form, respond to what I see, add materials, and paint until there is a cohesive narrative.
16 in. x 16 in.
wood scrap, driftwood, metal, hardware, cotton bird, acrylic paint