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 paintings Using Raw canvas And text
There are currently two mini series on this gallery. The first was inspired by the detail photos I had taken of the Transcriptions Series. They are painted on layers of raw canvas cloth, sewn together with added threads and text, then stitched onto a slightly larger stretched and textured canvas. The second series focuses on Ancient Wisdom with quotes from Kabir.