Images that become like threads, connecting us to the past, to our
collective history, and to something beyond the physical world.
BOOKS, SCROLLS, AND ANCIENT LANGUAGES
The Transcriptions Series is created around the concepts of ancient books, ancient languages, and ancient prayers. These canvases have been influenced by the books and scrolls unearthed from antiquity. Sanskrit, Hebrew, Latin, and Ancient Phoenician are some of the languages incorporated within these mixed media paintings.
Canvas on Canvas
PLAYING WITH raw CANVAS on stretched canvas
My experience with the Transcriptions Series has given me the opportunity to create with canvas cloth. Now I am hooked and interested in continuing this exploration of my new favorite material. The current focus is on finding new methods for using the cloth to showcase text… or to simply adhere it directly onto the canvas to add a textured element to a painting.
small constructed layers of painted canvas with text
These small paintings were inspired by the closeup photos I had taken of the Transcriptions Series. They are painted onto layers of raw canvas cloth, then sewn together with added threads and text. The constructed piece is then stitched onto a slightly larger stretched and textured canvas to form the background for the piece.