Alise Loebelsohn

Alise Loebelsohn

United States

My paintings emerge out of the process of materials used. I begin the paintings by layering the surface with many layers of plaster. This material contains marble dust, lime and plaster.

By layering the plaster and compressing the material, the plaster builds a polished shine. The force of the compression of layers reveals a cross section of materials, as the layers in earth through the passage of time. Line and color are very important as well. The line should separate the spaces and eventually create a shape. The line quality moves through space and divides areas. I then think about how the color will relate to the line and the overall composition. I wish to create an overall harmony within the surface.

My work is about the patterns and images that randomly appear in nature all around us. The shapes are built up through different layers that are applied and scraped away. A line from one layer may come through another layer and a shape is formed. It is not an outline, but the build

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