I am drawn to the aesthetic qualities of jewelry. This interest stems from the color, texture, variety, and association with the female body that jewelry contains.
I experiment with various manipulations of paint in which the paint strays away from the picture plane and becomes a three-dimensional form. In this body of work, I have molded paint into the bead, lace, and floral forms. While the molds themselves remain consistent, the paint allows each bead to have individuality. These pieces are then meditatively collaged together to create a tapestry of paint. These molded forms cover the surface of each panel. They are no longer additions or embellishments to pieces, but the focus. The detail of each piece urges the viewer to slow down and take a closer look.
Courtesy of Natalie Harrison