An image of a female form floating in a space. The figure's limbs are splayed, hair on end, she could be falling or rising.
Cushioned by contour lines which mimic the lines of the body, which were scratched into the surface of the gesso. Washed with inks and glazed with oil paint, the piece has an aged quality. Acid was used to dissolve and wear the surface further to add texture and age.
Gesso is a fine french plaster which has been made by the artist and applied to a wood panel in layers. It has an undulating texture, is smooth and absorbent to paint on. It also remain soft enough to scratch into and dissolve.
Oil, ink, pencil on gesso on wood panel