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Questioning my faith during the time of COVID. Part of my Reclaimed Relic series, these hand formed relics from my memories of church, confession, and The Eucharist are made from everyday, reclaimed materials—recycled toilet paper rolls, and are a feminine expression of impermanence that is in contrast to the heavy, male-dominated permanence of the Catholic Church.
Collage:Paper on Paper
Size:8 W x 8 H x 1 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Most of my pieces are from life and all are done in a moment, long or short. They are not preconceived. I push the suggestiveness of the forms, either in front of me or from my imagination, aiming at creating powerful, vital imagery while not losing the fragility of the moment. I am drawn to a gestural neo-expressionistic vocabulary of thin lines against big bold colored forms and strokes. Many of pieces begin with traditional materials from my home—cloth, thread, my mother's tea towel. Color is printed, sewn, glued, felted. Paint is applied with my hands, sticks, cardboard, makeup sponges, potatoes—anything, to achieve an irregularity and rawness of line. Recent pieces enact the classic dance between the immediacy of material surface and the revelation of content. At first the form and line show up as an end in itself, and then the object or figure reveals itself, sometimes only for a moment, before it retreats back into the physicality of being marks on paper or felt on bone. I draw, paint and make things in my studio in the small town of Fairfax, in the San Francisco Bay Area. My art is influenced by my fascination for human gesture and my love for and experience in graphic design. I am currently Founding Partner and Creative Director of Ledyard Qvistgaard Design Office, a brand creation and package design, also in Fairfax.
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