I struggled with taking a photo of this oil painting of the lop-sided apple. Every time I set up the camera and the lights I kept getting a weird reflection in the top left corner. I finally got it right yesterday. I worked some more on the transparency of the dice in the dice painting. I don’t know if I will ever be satisfied with this one. The cube isn’t my friend. I wonder if I should stick with fruit or other natural things because the imperfections are easier to render.
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Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories. I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform. View more posts