This print's broad black brushstrokes are commanding, filling the picture plane with vigor and energy. The artist’s approach to etching is reminiscent of her painting technique. For this composition, the artist used Flashe, a vinyl-based acrylic paint, which has the quality of gouache, and a spit bite aquatint technique, which entails painting with acid onto a copper plate to create an etching. Weatherford chose not to revise her work in the Crown Point studio, instead favoring the effects of unlabored mark-making, and the final outcome appears effortless.
About her artwork, Weatherford says: "Everyone’s vision is influenced by one’s experiences. I can’t write about myself and my life, but I’ve always thought that my paintings are, in effect, my journal. I can look at a painting and remember what was going on at that time."
Mary Weatherford's style combines abstract expressionism and color field painting into works that carefully study how natural light interacts with the environment. Weatherford often makes drawings on-site and later uses them as references for paintings in her studio. The artist's early work from the 1990s and early 2000s incorporated found objects such as starfish and seashells, which were adhered to the canvas, while her mature work regularly uses Flashe, a vinyl-based acrylic paint.
This print's broad black brushstrokes are commanding, filling the picture plane with vigor and energy. The artist’s approach to creating etchings is reminiscent of her painting technique.More
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