Description of Lovers In Paradise
I spent many many years doing unique glazing techniques which ultimately manifested as two series of paintings intimately referred to as the “plaques”—as in the Rookwood Plaques from the early 20th century. Conventional wisdom explains that the tonal movement of Twacthman (Cincinnati) student of Duveneck (Covington)—even perhaps originating with Sir Whistler himself—created the first original American art.
From that experience, I created this glazing technique of rooting evocative shapes into space within the confines of a 2D cloth illusion. I love watching studio visitors gaze into this canvas and seeing not a canvas, but figures glued into space.