Friday, May 8, 2009

Carolyn Springer

Red violet Roses with Lambs ears, 23 3/4 x 48 in.
encaustic, sea salt, and gold leaf on plaster and wood panel

French Mauve Still Life, 38 x 48 in.
encaustic, sea salt, and gold leaf on plaster and wood panel
Flowers for Antoinette, 16 x 16 in.
encaustic, bees wax, sea salt, on plaster, canvas, and wood panel

Flowers of Anais, 42 x 42 in.

encaustic, silver leaf, plaster, on canvas and wood panel

A new favorite local artist! View more of Carolyn Springer's work here. She is currently a faculty member at University of Indianapolis and at Herron School of Art & Design.
I happened upon some of her paintings in person, at the Harrison Center. As you can imagine from the materials listed, these works have an amazing physical presentation. I love the combo of such lavishly rough handling with the naive rendition style. In person these have some very intense optical spatial characteristics; the table planes cut your face in two. You gotta love that.


Steven LaRose said...

I had a package of gold leaf in my hand last week. I carried it around the store until I finally put it down while checking out. I remember thinking "Not now, I'm not ready".

I love "Red violet Roses with Lambs ears" it could be a knife pull.

Carla said...

"Not now, I'm not ready". That's funny.

I wish the physicality of these showed better online, because it's all pushed and pulled around.