12” x 12” x 2.25” | mixed media on Baltic birch
Lula is one of my mother's friends from childhood in Cuba. When Lula emigrated to the U.S. in the 60's she moved to Manhattan and became a psychiatrist + poet. x
“Our collective hunger for physical proximity and face to face interactions are deeply felt. These days seeing a complete face is a luxury -and drawing them is a source of pleasure for me."
Expressively drawn faces- real and imagined- are rendered in acrylics + oils and layered intuitively with beloved book pages, antique illustrations of flora and fauna and timeless symbols of order and harmony.
Mixed media on Baltic birch with gold leaf. The painting is finished with black edges + a UV protective varnish.