Leaf-Painting: October 2009

Visiting artist Chris Martin was the inspiration behind this piece. During a studio visit, he exclaimed that my patch-work paintings from the MFA show needed to be outside!! I agreed completely. Together we placed it outside in the grass outside the Church studio building. Chris then picked up some leaves from a nearby bush and arranged them on the painting, letting them fall naturally into the creases.

For the next few days I revisited the piece, rearranging leaves and lighting it at night. It was liberating to work outdoors again.



October 8 - October 12, 2009
80" x 58" oil on sewn canvas, leaves, grass, floodlights, small insects

















































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