WORK > LACE FACES

This series of lace paintings is inspired by the ideals of feminine beauty, the traditional arts of sewing and handwork, and the element of chance that is inherent in working with unconventional materials. I begin with found materials: vintage lace curtains serve as a painting surface, and photographs provide subject matter. I select images that evoke quiet introspection, reinterpreting them to explore the complexity that often underlies a seemingly calm surface. The resulting portraits serve as metaphors for inner and outer life.

Watchful
oil on lace and panel
30" x 24"
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
30" x 24"
Presentiment
oil on lace and canvas
30" x 24"
oil portrait on lace
oil on lace
36" x 24"
Lull
oil on lace and canvas
30" x 24"
Notorious
oil on lace and panel
32" x 52"
Oil portrait on lace
oil on lace and paper
30" x 48"
Pause
oil on lace and canvas
32" x 52"