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.
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.
|HALF & HALF
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.