Latex and acrylic paint, wood, plastic
Without the usual covering or protection, undisguised, blatant, in an unclothed state, flesh-colored.
Remnant is a series of acrylic paintings that explores the material nature of paint and the history of the impasto mark. The fleshiness of the paint evokes the presence of the body, particularly a more feminine body - the gentleness of the marks and the sensuality and thickness of the paint. By slicing the stroke into two distinct sections, the viewer is allowed to see the internal structure of the mark, a part that is never visible in classic abstract painting. Seeing the inner parts of the stroke, and paint forced into other nontraditional configurations, leaves these marks vulnerable – as if a surgically removed, edited. Remnant reduces the language of painting to its simplest form, stripping away symbolism to leave bare phenomenological relation to material and body. By utilizing and placing paint in positions in which it defies its typical use and purpose, this series explores sculptural painting and its boundaries.