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Kirsten T. Plewes

BFA 2016

Code Blue

Mixed media, 2016, 24”w x 36”h x 1”d

I am often inspired by my surroundings, but while living in the city I found I struggled being so disconnected from nature. I longed to be in a more natural environment surrounded by trees. I started collecting newspapers and found discarded paper around the city. I would layer the paper with paint and build up a thick surface. Then I would begin various refining processes to alter the painting. I found that once I was finished, my pieces started to resemble the growth rings and knots found in trees—I was creating my own "urban nature."

 

Kirsten T. Plewes - Code Blue

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