AROUND THE CORNER
Inspired by the built landscape in Long Island City (Queens, NY) where
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.