Placement plays a key role in this piece. Images are formed through the layering of color and placed to create visual movement.
This work was created on rice paper mounted on a cradled panel. I used dyes and inks to produce vibrant color. I then sprayed the surface with an archival UV protectant and applied a coat of art resin to bring out the color and protect the work.
This piece is on a cradled wood panel and the imagery continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.
St. Paul, Minnesota
J. Concetta received her MA in Design from the University of Minnesota where she studied color theory under great artists. One professor, Marian-Ortolf Bagley, often said that a painting must work in all directions to be truly unified. So J. would test works by hanging them upside down, and in each direction. J. sold some paintings in Minneapolis after graduation, but went on to manage the ink and paint department of an animation studio. The intense hues of the inking technique, along with Paul Klee’s use of transparent color, strongly influence her current body of work.