REMNANT SERIES: 2018
These mixed media artworks are made from dried acrylic paint that has been scraped off of my palette, saved for over a decade, and cast in epoxy resin. I started peeling the paint off of my palette ten years ago because it reminded me of a friend that passed away unexpectedly in 2007. It was something she did when we were teenagers and gossiped in my studio. As an adult, I realized there was an odd satisfaction and calmness in the monotony of removing the paint. Cleaning my palette at the start of each day unconsciously became part of my studio routine. It still is today.
Sometimes these pieces of dried paint were beautiful - too pretty to throw away. I started saving them in clear boxes. After a year, I saw miniature versions of my paintings reduced to layered scraps of paint: 365 days of work, emotion, happiness, sadness and everything in between neatly condensed in a box.
It took me over a decade to figure out what to do with these scraps. After sorting and arranging the pieces, I cast them in resin. I see them as painting-sculpture hybrids or “three dimensional paintings” that can be displayed either vertically like a painting on a wall or horizontally on a shelf like a sculpture as each side provides a different but beautiful view.
Each artwork is signed and dated on the back and sold ready to hang.