LACE

The many faces of lace, religious, feminine, delicate, traditional, sensual; difficult to decide which would be more accurate, if any at all.

 

I view lace differently, I began investigating its use as a glaze, a semi-transparent entity which could cover partially the information that preceded it. One characteristic is definite, its delicacy; in clear contradiction to the opaque and solid metal underneath. This contradiction is what gives birth to the series. I abhor the notion of mean painting like men and women painting like women; art should go beyond definition and finds its place in a universal manifestation. Gender, like any other distinction of the artist, should be irrelevant; yet, the public and the market love to identify factors. These definitions and barriers only limit the work, which would rather be free to explore the possibilities of materials, color, reflection, and overall nature of its message.