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Inner Workings

Inner Workings

Piece description from the artist

Inner Workings is a string and paper tree in my current (2016-2017) series of mixed media tree studies. A flowering tree was sculpted in different types of acid-free papers (lokta, papyrus, banana leaf etc). The background was created using acrylic painting and impasto techniques. There is also some incorporation of dry granular media embedded in acrylic clear painting gel. The flowering tree was finished by layering very thin lace patterned rice paper over the three dimensional sculpted structure. The paper was soaked in a specialized acrylic medium that stiffens and fixes fiber media. This medium also acts similarly to paste or wax, rendering papers more transparent. The result is a complex and colorful tree sculpture or relief, that is smoothed and occluded by a layer of translucent patterned paper. The top layer has areas that have been torn to reveal the "Inner Workings" of the piece. There are also areas where the very thin medium soaked paper is very translucent – almost like thin cloudy glass. The original is currently available through the Hudson Gallery; 120 Main Street in Gloucester MA. 617-755-6672

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30.0" x 36.0"
Acrylic and Mixed media on canvas

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