Instinct to Dream is the beginning of a larger installation in progress. It explores a certain wistfulness of gazing up to the changing skies through a neighborhood roof line.
For Somerville Open Studios 2014 I completed three cut-silhouette panels painted obverse and reverse. These panels were hung together with particular attention to their interplay and especially to the shadows cast on the walls and vellum screen panel.
The larger installation, for which this instance is a proof of concept, will have between five and nine panels and additional vellum screens, depending on the exhibition space.
Oil on hardboard cut to silhouette
three panels 40″ x 30″, 29″ x 67″, and 40″ x 45.8″ plus vellum panel 100″ x 32″