Acrylic on metal
12" x 12" x 1" unframed
I am fascinated by the density of glossy varnish I put on top of my paint, which reminds me of lacquerware of a Japanese Rinpa school. The memories about Japan bring me back to my young years when I studied Japanese studies at the University, and about my father, who had been working in Japan. I paint with palette knives and other metal objects, and I love to play with the idea of metal being ‘heavy’ and ‘light’ at the same time. The idea of a hard edge on a hard surface is ‘masculine’, but the way I apply paint is subtle, and this method to me is about sensuality and femininity but also about being strong.