By painting 10 to 20 layers of different paintings on thin paper upon panel, I create a visual history and then excavate it to see what lies beneath. Resin is the final coat that makes the underlying layers more visible.
These paintings continue my pursuit of transparency, through ink drawing and coloured resin on plain panels. I am adding an element of representation as well as playing with pure, clear colour.
I create these vibrant paintings using transparent colour, collage layers, paint and drawing on panel. I’m exploring the history of my painting process with each layer completely visible.
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These paintings were developed using artifacts and photographs from the Japanese Canadian National Museum for a show in June 2010. They combine elements half of the past and half of the present, half of Japanese and half of Canadian culture.