Mirror Paintings: Cuba Series
Selected works available for purchase at DZINE Gallery in San Francisco
This series of acrylic and epoxy resin paintings on mirrors is based on photographs taken in Cuba in 2017. The paintings are not an exact copy of a photograph, but an emotional representation of a place. The location is referenced in the title.
Painting on mirrors is challenging and forces me to slow down. I create layers of varying thickness. I am constantly reapplying and removing the paint until it feels finished. The flat mirror tile is mounted on a 12 x 12 x 1.5 inch wood panel and finished with a top layer of resin.
Sometimes the surface of the mirror is left intentionally visible; this reflection alters the artwork. The exposed mirror literally inserts the viewer in the painting, thus conceptually shifting the role of the artist as sole creator. The square format of each painting references social media and our familiarity of seeing images this way.
Each painting is signed on the back and can be hung in any direction. Click here to buy