1. Adirondack Nude (2019) – acrylic, wood, teak frame; 20 x 14 x 3 in.
2. Chromium Oxide Green – acrylic, wood, cherry frame; 22 x 18 x 1.5 in.
I am addicted to color and pattern, drawn to irreverence and visual dissonance. In place of paint and brush I cut, color, and shape wood elements creating abstract low relief assemblages/paintings. Rather than fused geometry I like the sense of suspended energy, as if the frame is a spring-loaded constraint and the assemblage is under internal pressure…dare to remove one piece and the painting will erupt.
Painting with three-dimensional elements allows me to create environments that change with the light, casting shadow and revealing new detail, like a traveler’s change in perspective.
© Cheryl Prisco