2018 They are Hidden in the Shadows

About the Work: Layers in Colors & Values

The Making of "Oh, Boys"

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Lotte has always been interested in layering of colors and values, perhaps influenced not just by her painting experiences, but by the years spent as an animator and printmaker, both art forms that rely upon layers of images.

These recent works begin as collages on wood, using parts of evocative images cut or torn from various print publications, most often from old Sunday Times and National Geographic magazines. They are specifically arranged so that there is no clear sense of space, though they strive to build a feeling of depth. The found images are combined with acrylic paint, as the quicker drying process allows for the layers of various transparencies to build and form rich colors.  The viewer is invited into the image to create their own story - but they are never meant to be linear, and have no clearly defined narrative other than how the found images might come together for each individual.

In the finished art, all small works between 4” and 24”, the observer may have some difficulty discerning which parts are manipulated photos and which pure paint.

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