Joan McLane

oil, cold wax medium, cheesecloth
20 x 20 in.

I paint in oil, incorporating threads and fabric (cheesecloth, linen, silk) to create forms, often figurative, that exist and move in fluid, ambiguous spaces. I explore aspects of movement and emotion, particularly with forms moving in and on the edges of space: figures and objects hover somewhat precariously in a vast open space that could be both inviting and terrifying, full of possibility. The relationship between images and the spaces in which they exist is open to multiple interpretations: anxiety, exuberance, exhilaration, freedom and play.

© Joan McLane