Watercolor, collaged images on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
36 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Inspired by black and white landscape photographs that Grace found while searching for images in the public library. Through these photos, she envisioned a montage of a motionless figure, bodies and textures merged into nature. The verticality and upward movement of this piece are held together by surrounding watercolor washes. The figure is suspended in stillness, as if frozen in time.
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.