Glory Lawson's Profile

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My abstract mixed-media paintings are highly textural, containing vibrant hues balanced by subdued areas of visual stillness, hard graphite lines, and deep, dimensional space. Painted on wood panel, they are many-layered, built up and altered in a lengthy process in which I apply an array of substances from joint compound to gold leaf and ground bone powder. With this layering process I work to create unusual textures and areas of bright color that can be highlighted, drawn on, or sanded away.

I become deeply involved in the interplay between the materials and the surfaces I apply them to. In a sense, I seek to create visual puzzles for myself to solve in the beginning of every piece. For example, I often start with unlikely, even garish color combinations, such as Kelly green, mustard yellow, and hot pink. Upon these splashes of color I build layers of ink and graphite drawing, along with…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 8
  • Joined June 7, 2011

Favorite materials

Ink and all types of paint, fabric and wax, vintage paper and postage stamps, old books and catalogs, beads and rhinestones, rickrack and lace, old photos and rubber stamps, stencils and photo transfers, graphite and joint compound, spray paint and paint sticks, markers and wood glue, heat and plaster, canvas and wood

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TinderboxStudios
Abstract Paintings by Montana artist Glory...

About

My abstract mixed-media paintings are highly textural, containing vibrant hues balanced by subdued areas of visual stillness, hard graphite lines, and deep, dimensional space. Painted on wood panel, they are many-layered, built up and altered in a lengthy process in which I apply an array of substances from joint compound to gold leaf and ground bone powder. With this layering process I work to create unusual textures and areas of bright color that can be highlighted, drawn on, or sanded away.

I become deeply involved in the interplay between the materials and the surfaces I apply them to. In a sense, I seek to create visual puzzles for myself to solve in the beginning of every piece. For example, I often start with unlikely, even garish color combinations, such as Kelly green, mustard yellow, and hot pink. Upon these splashes of color I build layers of ink and graphite drawing, along with various materials which can be wiped, sanded, or torn partially away to reveal the tiers of color and texture hidden beneath.

In these ways, I aim to achieve the look and feel of something that has experienced time, both in its quick flash of newness, as well as the scraping away of newness that many years of aging brings. I hope to impart to you a feeling of fascinated curiosity when you study these pieces, as if they may have come from a time long before, or even long after, today. Or maybe they are the evidence of a place you have never been, where beauty is in a foreign language that somehow you already know how to speak.



(I was a purchaser on Etsy as BiographStudios before I opened TinderboxStudios.) :)

I will soon be offering my handmade jewelry here on Etsy at BirdsNestBaubles.etsy.com and you can also check out what I am up to in my art life at:

https://www.Facebook.com/GloryLawsonArtist-TinderboxStudios

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