About the Plaster Paintings
I create the composition for the plaster paintings first with a layered collage. After the composition is worked out, I build a frame around the collage base, and pour plaster over the surface. When the plaster has set up, I separate the base from the plaster slab and then I have a white plaster surface to paint with oil on.
The series, Under the Rug, includes 14 oil on plaster paintings, all 20x20" framed. The work was created in 2013-14 and was first shown at Corners Gallery in Ithaca, NY. An exhibition catalog with the text that corresponds to the paintings is available available through Lulu.