A Walking Peace
2023, oil paint on reclaimed cabinet door, 15" x 25.5" x .75"
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About the work:
Mirroring the arched inlay of the reclaimed cabinet door with the natural arch of branches and shadow, inspired by a photograph taken of my husband and mother in the colors of fall at Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield, MA.
The unfinished cabinet doors were stacked floor-to-ceiling in the sawdust-filled cabinet shop closing after 50+ years of business. With woodgrain and inlay as my guide, I layer these doors with imagined stories of what they may have become. Each surface comes with unique grain, age, and weather marks and I choose the scene to recreate on each based on the qualities and character of the wood. Every piece I paint on had a life before it came to me, and that's part of the story.
Work comes wired and ready to hang.