Forming Influence

2017

Form 01-03

2016

acrylic on canvas

Paintings that explore the semi formed or deformed maquettes of the French sculptor Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, referenced from photos of a display of maquettes at Musée d’Orsay. The figures have been enlarged emphasizing the malformed shapes and transforming the interiors of the display cabinets into architectural interiors.

Formprint

2017

acrylic on paper

The seripraphs are an exploration of the medium itself working with silk screening as a mono print medium.  Focusing on serigraphy as a tool for painting as opposed to creating an identical series.  Colour, density, resolution, texture and pattern all became areas of exploration.  The subject matter of the forms became secondary to the over all image.  Splitting the images into quadrants and then mixing and matching allowed me to explore the relative interaction between the various colours and textures.  

Flowers for Najla

2017

acrylic on paper

This series is a more traditional application of serigraphy, inspired by Rupert Jasen Smith who was a master printmaker that worked closely with Warhol. The backgrounds are blended pulls resulting in mono prints, this is why they are not numbered as traditional prints. These images are based on a photograph my husband took of flowers in our garden it is an on going series that was inspired by the idea of making bright colourful images for his mothers apartment. The series will continue with large format 3’ x 3’ prints of the same image.

Form01CMYK

2017

acrylic on canvas

I have included this piece because it is where the exploration started. My original intention was to create traditional CMYK colour separations of the three forms. In this piece I have replaced the process colours with a more earth-toned palette. Although I find the result exciting I decided to spend time trying to push the medium somewhere away from standard printing techniques which require a rigor towards precision and accuracy. Instead of focusing on removing the flaws in the system I chose to employ them as painterly attributes and then juxtaposing them to emphasize their own inherent qualities.