moving through 16 layers of smoke, series of nine painitgs, 20”x16” each, oil and canvas, 2012
A series of nine paintings on canvas, each 16 by 20 inches. Flat surfaces and multiple layers build up the painting. Each is created by a specific repetetive process: painting brushless images of smoke and covering them with black glaze. Seen from a distance, a painting appears to be a flat, black surface. A closer looks reveals its layers, and, in the glossy, reflective surface, an image of the viewer herself. As the viewer moves, so does the painting.