PAINTINGS 2015 - 2018
These works use line and form to study layering, texture and translucency. They are, in a way, a construction of paper, gesso and pigment. Two or three layers of gesso are applied to heavy, archival paper producing a thick paintbrush texture. Dry pigment (charcoal and pastels) are rubbed onto the textured surface which enhances the variety of lines and irregular marks created by the gesso. The pigments are applied in several layers resulting in a richness of depth. The process of applying the pigment, in a basic way, by rubbing it into the surface is an exercise in finding the nature of the material. The works are not about making a reference to anything specific but is about pigment, form and surface. The process defines the outcome.