Arlene Mead

Updated: Apr 20

Taken Words series

Words form the architecture

I constantly search for phrases, sayings and quotes; verbal tidbits that strike me as funny or fascinating or true.  These found or stolen words are painted over and over on a carefully prepared surface. The composition develops in the leftover shapes and intersections.

In the end, the words are nearly obscured but the story shimmers in the remaining spaces.

I start each painting by painting a quote, phrase or word on carefully prepared panel then paint and draw layers to create a composition.  The words create the architecture.

This one is, “Extend an Olive Branch” 30x65”

Extend An Olive Branch, 30 x 65"

Acrylic, Graphite, and Resin on panel

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