Egg tempera on masonite and pine panel, handwoven frame using stained poplar, Peruvian Highland wool yarn, and organic cotton cord, 10" x 10", 2020
This work is part of a series that deconstructs and reassembles the facets, objects, memories, patterns, and textures of selected rooms found in the homes of my upbringing.
‘Tinsel and Light and Everything Nice’ is a portrait of the living room of my great aunt’s home in Pasadena, California taken on Christmas day of 1972. The work combines the patterned couch, the candles, the rhododendron, and the tinsel found on the Christmas tree. The woven frame depicts the pattern of a tablecloth belonging to my grandmother at the time and used to this day.
The egg tempera medium is a permanent painting medium mixed by hand using dry pigments, water, and egg yolk.