Free-Flowing Ribbons - A Triptych

54.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.8"D

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Patricia Forbes


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: abstract, contemporary, mixed-media, water, metallic, copper, collage, ribbons, fluid, textured

Media: acrylic, paper, panel, composite, paint, wood, materials

Size: 54"W x 16"H x 1.75"D

Year Created: 2018

I was experimenting with acrylic texture-making materials and discovered this combing technique. I painted it in a copper metallic paint and enhanced the texture with interference paints giving it even more of a shimmer. This background seemed to call for fluid shapes and warm colors. I started cutting these ribbons in various transparencies and textures of paper and weaving them together to achieve a pleasing arrangement that would move across the space. This triptych is ready to hang and is not framed intentionally. I like these presented with about 3 or more inches between the pieces. The panels are 1/2 inch thick with 1 inch spacers on the back.

Mixed media and acrylic artist, Patricia Forbes, currently resides and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Until the start of the new millennium, she lived and worked in Reston, Virginia. She graduated from Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia with a BA in Art. A significant college event was creating her own junior year studying art in Paris where she discovered her fondness for abstract art. In the seventies, she studied photography, and this led to launching a business representing exceptional corporate photographers in the Washington, DC market. When her daughter had finished college and had started her own business, Patricia returned to her love of painting. Some highlights include being selected as Best Local Artist for the ALBUQUERQUE THE MAGAZINE in 2007. She was featured on HGTV’s show, THAT’S CLEVER!, where artists demonstrate cool arts and crafts projects. She’s also a featured artist in Nancy Reyner’s book, ACRYLIC INNOVATION - STYLES & TECHNIQUES FEATURING 64 VISIONARY ARTISTS. And this past year her work entitled “Tangerine Dreams and Marmalade Skies” was purchased by the City of Albuquerque’s Public Art Program for the newly renovated Convention Center. Currently she’s represented in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by Patrician Design.

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