In One BreathGrace Cadence
Watercolor painting on Wood New
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
48" h x 36" w x 2" d |23 lbs. 0 oz.
"Starting off as a small mixed media collage, this painting evolved into a large shallow relief that lies between sculpture and painting," explains Grace. She was inspired by the way pictures can continue to complete themselves in our mind. All the fragments seem incomplete at first glance, but the way they interact with each other creates a sense of unity. The white background and borders add a kind of "breathing space" within the painting.
The work is mounted on a 2" thick cradled panel, where the elements are painted on different heavyweight papers staggered on top of one another. Very sculptural.
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.