Thursday, May 13, 2010

laura moriarty

sinkhole, 2010, pigmented beeswax on panel, 8x10x6.5, the understory (detail), fold mountain (detail)
My current work aims to create a textbook of geologic processes - as if each piece were a page from a reference book, illustrating cross-sections of imagined terrains. These paintings are built up thickly around embedded sculptural elements, and then excavated and eroded down to reveal what was buried. Like rockfaces or archaeological sites, their layers reveal the history of their making and can be read like the lines of a story.
everything she's done in the past few years has been so exciting and it just keeps getting better and better...see more work and an interesting video here.

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