1. River Noir #2 – acrylic on canvas with painted thread and river stone; 12 x 20 in. (total size)
2. Foundation – thread, acrylic, stone, canvas and wood; 36 x 36 in.
My work dangles precipitously between painting and sculpture, bringing the viewer the silent but palpable experience of being between forms, with attention to line and architecture always present.
The extended techniques I employ include cutting, wrapping, stitching and crocheting. Holes in panels, pieces of rice paper, simple nails, dangling stones and the canvas itself are time-honored techniques and materials that function not ornamentally but rather centrally in addressing issues of objecthood, of transience, as well as the powerful aesthetics of fragility.
© Zelene Schlosberg