This is an original painting, 12" x 12" acrylic and fabric on panel.
"Sugar Box" is all about confection. I studied to be a pastry chef and really adore the gorgeous decorative nature of certain cakes. This painting was meant to evoke that kind of sweet.
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The Attraction series
My painting practice is fundamentally an exploration of surface through pattern, color, and texture. I have a magpie-like attraction to bright, colorful, decorated objects, but an orderly mind, a love for the grid and a strong schooling (from my architectural design studies) to mistrust the superficial. These contradictory urges come together in my paintings. I work in many layers of acrylic media, starting with a repeating fabric design at the base and adding elements both rigid and planned (geometric stencil repeats) and loose and unplanned (drips, washes, crackled layers). Abstracted floral forms and decorative elements make an appearance, like dreams of old-fashioned textiles. With these paintings, I celebrate the surface.