Meditation series, 1999
In the "Meditation" series, I begin to investigate new ways of treating the surface of my paintings. In each of these four paintings, I glue gauze onto a wire mesh structure, paint areas of this surface with natural pigments from India, and then burn the unpainted areas with a beeswax candle. The holes in each painting’s surface cast shadows on the wall behind the painting. These shadows change as the light changes and create movement within the painting.