Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I created this piece by first creating my own egg/oil tempera paints, and then spending a long time exploring and creating textures and blends with various painting knives. I explore the high malleability of the paint to apply multiple layers of colors and patterns. Creating your own paints using centuries-old techniques feels very empowering, considering we live in a world in which products appear magically in shelves. Strangely, I painted this piece in a different orientation (rotated 90 degrees,) but later by accident I found the current orientation a better fit...
I am a university professor who fell in love with the arts. I do science by day, and paint into the wee hours of the San Franciscan night. At every step of the way, I am finding art and science harder and harder to distinguish. Thank you for visiting my humble portfolio.