Watercolor, acrylic, pumice gel, phosphorescent paint, gold leaf on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
40 " h x 40 " w x 1 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
"Ether, which means the clear sky beyond the clouds, is a painting inspired by the true blue of the sky," says Grace. "Empty space is poetic to me, it represents the space in between tangible things. Like puzzle pieces, it informs and completes everything we see and understand in our vision." Grace worked to create a painting that is otherworldly and represents the dichotomy of empty and full. The triangular composition of the portrait lends the work the feeling of an icon painting.
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.