Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This week at Brush-Paper-Water...
One of Katharine Cartwright's paintings from this Fragility series shared a wall with my painting at the Transparent Watercolor Society of America show last summer and I was sufficiently intrigued to want to know more about her work. She has taken a subject we are familiar with -- broken eggshells -- and has manipulated them into an extended series of paintings. Playing with color and design, she explores mood and the illusion of space in these paintings, inspired by the fragility of life and the uncertain times we find ourselves in today. The series has led to another, Recession, that more explicitly ties the eggshells to our current economic crises through the use of neo-classical allegorical imagery. Katharine also has a series designed to represent the personalities of various wines through the use of still-life objects that to her convey the essential qualities of each wine. The three series are shown on her website.
Please pop over to Brush-Paper-Water to see more about Katharine and follow the link to her blog.