Earth pigments, Carmel stone, graphite on hardboard
Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 0.5 inch
(approximately 30.5 x 30.5 x 1.3 cm)
" After a rain storm, I went out foraging pieces of softened Carmel stone in my neighborhood. This is the local stone that gives Carmel Beach in California its light and luminous sand. Pulverizing the stone in the mortar and pestle back in the studio, I created a textured paint. With looser brush strokes and generous layering of colored pigments, this textured piece formed over time. This piece hopes to lull the senses and intrigue the eye, as it generously captures and reflects light." — Marilet
Made from earth pigments and all natural materials, the pieces in this collection are all particles of nature re-formed, connecting the world outside with our worlds indoors. They have a steady presence and are composed of imperfect structures, which despite their irregularities (or perhaps thanks to them) are resilient and flexible, states of being I hope to embody. The imagery used is composed of positive and negative areas which invite the eye to move around, playfully distracting the mind from its preoccupations: a visual meditation of sorts.