Stain & Light – Paintings on Loose Canvas or canvas board

Jesus Toys by Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Jesus Toys , acrylic , lace, maps on loose canvas, dowel , tassel, 24″ x 24″ October 1995 $150

Stain and Light is an exploration of colour, texture, luminosity and light refraction. I was influenced by old English and French stained glass artisans of the 16th Century to the present day craftsman, along with Medieval tapestries. I wanted the lyrical quality, clear shapes of colour without the heavy religious connotation or heavy leaded line. I also chose to mount them as simply and as lightly as possibly with sewn canvas on dowel with rope and tassel instead of stretched over a frame to remind us of the tapestries of old.

January 1997


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