2019-2021, oil paint on reclaimed cabinet door
22.5" x 10.5" x 1"
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About the work:
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, in this case, the reflection of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Inspired by the photography of Andy Levine.
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.