Glory Lawson's Profile
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…
- Born on November 8
- Joined June 7, 2011
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