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AROUND THE CORNER
Paintings on wood panels
2005-2006

Inspired by the built landscape in Long Island City (Queens, NY) where
I lived for several years, subtly muted colors and flattened perspective capture the look and feel of the neighborhood's early twentieth-century roots. The compositions are drawn from an industrial-era exuberance and colored with a palette of personal inclinations.

Traditional milk paints made with non-fading earth pigments such as ochre, umber, iron oxide, and lampblack and as wood stains are combined with collaged wood veneers. Incised wood-burned lines occasionally add texture and definition. A thin layer of paste wax gives the work a soft sheen.

This particular way of working is inspired by folk art and antique painted early American furniture . I first experimented with the materials in an earlier installation piece, Not So Big, Not So Little in 2004.





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