Watercolor, collaged images on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 22 " w x 1 " d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
Inspired by camouflage patterns in nature. Grace sees this pattern as a way to harmonize fragments of faces, figures and printed images into a unified whole. Working in one chance method, Grace built the painting across the surface, placing pieces together with care and attention. The composition holds itself together through the use of repetitive colors that remind the viewer of both the illusionistic space of camouflage and decorative textile work.
Woodside, New York
Grace Cadence combines her traditional watercolor practice with a magazine cut-out collage subject. She cuts apart the images that surround us daily, that train us on notions of fashion and beauty. The finished works are either paintings or collages which layer abstract fragments to become a whole. Grace explains, "the interesting thing about figurative abstraction is the possibility for everyone to see it differently. A lot of my work defies straight interpretations but there is a unifying element of beauty and nature in all of them." Grace works from her living room art studio in Brooklyn, which transforms into a sea of paper after a few hours of work. When she's not painting, Grace loves trying recipes from around the world, exploring new places to eat, and teaching art locally.