ARTIST STATEMENT: INTIMATIONS
In this work, I create marks with watercolor using a “matrix” (often everyday objects) and then embed the watercolor in white paint by pulling layers of acrylic vertically across the surface with a squeegee. In one series, I used rubber bands to imply a drawn mark. This repeated process of layering watercolor and acrylic creates depth, a range of values, and the appearance of erased marks. It also transforms the original marks in unpredictable ways, sometimes leaving only traces or residue. I am intrigued by the element of chance which allows me to keep somewhat removed from the intentional application of the paint.