Fragment 2Grace Cadence
Watercolor painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 16 " w x .8 " d |0 lbs. 10 oz.
Inspired by camouflage patterns in nature. Grace used the negative space of the paper as competing elements against patches of colors that bloom throughout the surface. As one seeing the image in an extended time, bodies and figures start to emerge and define themselves. Grace says she would like viewers to see this piece in one continuous gaze throughout the painting's surface.
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.