This seemingly simple image has many under-paintings of terra rosa, the reddish-brown clay traditionally used to prepare a surface for gold leaf. Stockman leaves this pigment observable at the edges, suggesting the ground of the painting is as interesting as the paint itself.
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Lily Stockman builds up linen surfaces in layers of luminous oil to create her distinctive and highly personal canvases of biomorphic shapes, planes and borders. Her work draws from her affinity for the natural world as well as her interest in the organizing principles of different structures, including poetic meter and musical form. Her apprenticeship studying miniature painting in India and her love of landscape both inform her artistic practice.