With Gold IICandice Eisenfeld
Acrylic painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
52 " h x 24 " w x 3 " d |18 lbs. 6 oz.
Symbols of home and family juxtaposed with adventure, discovery and flight are re-occurring themes in Candice's work. A hummingbird boldly flies away from its nest, venturing toward the open landscape ahead. The abstract portion was created from layers of color dripped and pooled onto the surface. The landscape area was made by adding color with a brush and then wiping it away with a cloth. Layers upon layers build up the texture and surface. The intricate details of the bird and nest were formed using fingertips behind a wet cloth.
As an American exploring issues of identity, artist Candice Eisenfeld paints through the lens of the first American art movement, the Hudson River School. Rather than depicting a specific locale, Candice’s artwork evokes a sense of place. These "inner landscapes" are invented, and often reference photographs taken during travels in southern Appalachia and the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains. Whether real or imagined, her paintings are influenced by the Dutch Masters, Tonalists, and Chinese painting. Produced on a single wooden panel, the ethereal landscapes are often joined with segments of aqueous color fields which act as commentary for the landscapes, like the chorus in a Greek play. The crisp, hard edges separating the landscapes from the color fields command a sense of order in an otherwise fluid and painterly surface. With two or three sections of the panel competing for attention, the painting creates multiple focal points. Candice's art has been displayed in embassies in Namibia and Belarus, held in the collections of Norwest Bank and Northwest Airlines, and published in American Art Collector, Phoenix Home and Garden, and Southwest Art magazines. When she's not painting, Candice enjoys stand up comedy, volunteering, sewing and is a self-described "news junkie."