Luminous Series #15Martha McCowin
Gold leaf, oil, wax, nails, and resin on Wood
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
31 " h x 31 " w x 1.5 " d |9 lbs. 0 oz.
My process is sometimes deliberate, but more often it’s an intuitive reaction to the dynamic physical landscape and changing weather patterns where I live in the Rocky Mountains. Layers are applied and alternately buried and unearthed, in a way mirroring the processes at work in the human soul. Pieces from the Luminous Series with metal leaf and resin are reminiscent of shimmering mid-summer days in the high desert.
Utah-based artist Martha McCowin creates mixed-media artwork that conveys complex emotional experiences through a visual form. She works in an abstract style and includes many layers and materials. Martha’s work–like life–is a combination of the deliberate and the unintentional. She creates each piece intuitively and layer by layer. Martha observes the interactions of her materials on the surface before she begins her next layer. In addition to her abstract art, Martha works in graphic design, portrait painting, and mural painting.