40 x 40 in, White Mirror (glass), Ink, Oil Paint
Underpainting is an initial layer of paint applied to the ground, serving as a base for subsequent layers of paint. The technique influences what is seen but is not seen. This new work continues my investigation into ideas of cultural displacement, perceptual systems and color theories. Using a white mirror, a color wheel is marked on the front surface of the glass and each dot in the color wheel is painted over in thick white oil paint. The color wheel as the primary source is obscured from direct sight, but the colors are reflected back into the white mirror and become a haze or environment of color within the thickness of the glass.