Painting Modesty

Working on a new painting. This one is 12×12 inch oil on panel of a white sheet, a speculum, and a conch shell.

Modesty, work in progress 12×12 inch, oil on panel

I had the idea to paint a speculum a few weeks ago. Last week I painted a conch shell wrapping shrink wrap. Painting the shell was challenging . I thought I would paint it again this time with the speculum.

I still have many details to add. I think I need to let it dry for a few days first.

Thank you for reading about my painting process.

My best,
Emily Warren


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Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

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.

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