Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
The vitality and energy of a warm night in the city comes through with vibrancy in this boldly detailed palette knife painting. Color blocks suggestive of a city skyline come forward and meld in an ethereal dance of warm and cool, contrast and closure. This painting is part of my Sgrafitto Graffiti series, and is a nod to street art and gritty urban nostalgia. It is a mixed media piece, on archival quality heavy duty canvas, composed of professional grade oil paint, and vintage desk papers.
Bio My mental association with something: a place, the angle of the sun in a memory, stories when there is nothing else left of their subjects, is my departure point when creating my work. I learn much about my association with the context during the process and I get a sense of resolution in this. I receive immense gratification knowing that I have animated what is lifeless into a boisterous celebration of energy and life or a hauntingly elegant study in subtlety. Dimensionally rich in layers and textures, and held together by articulate color plays, I create pieces that beg intimate investigation, and reward again and again upon repeated visitations. My work has been published in a book featuring international artists. I hold a BA in fine arts, am internationally collected, as well as in many many private collections in the United States.