Oil on masonite and pine panel, crochet using Peruvian Highland wool, 10" x 10" x 2", 2021
This piece is part of a series of works that combine haptic perception through crochet and optic perception through oil painting. The pieces composing this series are comprised of visually distanced scenes of familiar spaces juxtaposed against the more tactile closeness of pattern and texture found in those same scenes. Each piece is painted by observation without the aid of my glasses or contact lenses as the optic distancing factor. A crocheted patch is wrapped around the paintings, signifying the haptic closeness factor.
Lilacs in Winter and Spring depicts the lilac tree that grows outside my bedroom window in two different settings; Winter and Spring. The crocheted additions are individual lilac flowers.