Painted in Stone: eight winter landscapes
Eight winter landscapes
Walnut ink, sumi and watercolor on hosho combined with digital photographs of Breccia marble.
The photographs are printed using archival inks in a giclee process.
Nature repeats herself.
Forms repeat; they appear as sculptures suggested in clouds, emerging out of wood, shapes and bodies revealed from stone.
The sculptor sees these images, and seeks to free them from their ‘hiding place’ within the natural elements, chipping away extraneous material.
I became enchanted by such an element: marble wainscoting at India’s Tandoori in L.A.
My husband and I often enjoyed meals at this restaurant. Apart from the food, I could never seem take my eyes off the
walls with its exquisite marble wainscoting. Recently I was granted permission to photograph the marble and use the images
to inspire some new artwork.
From a painter’s point of view, I approached these pieces using mixed media, coaxing the landscapes from the marble patterns,
bringing into focus the elusive details only hinted at by veins and fractures.
These are not accidental images; I have been studying these marble tiles for several years and their
evocative subjects spoke clearly to me. I hope you will share my fascination of their beauty and mystery of things unseen.
Look closely and you will also notice all the pieces but one contain....a little bird.
Note: Before its latest incarnation as India’s Tandoori, the restaurant belonged to a Russian club.
I do not know the origin of the marble, but judge from its appearance most likely to be Italian Breccia.