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“Stellar Promenade” speaks to my obsession with all things Hubble Telescope. I worked in layers of resin and inks to create dimensions of nebulaic clouds and capture the frenetic yet calming fierceness of energy twisting, exploding, and creating what it will become. A light dusting of stars are on the topmost layer. These dark and vibrant colors are very striking in person and one of my most requested and commissioned styles. I worked with a blowtorch to get the layers to open up, intermix and become inextricably connected with each other and I think that sense of separateness and tranquility is what makes the vibes in this piece so compelling.
What is Resin?
Resin is like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that once mixed, starts to harden within the hour.
I mix resin with various pigments and then work with a blowtorch and knife to paint these scenes.
Some paintings have up to 5 layers of resin, each taking 72 hours to fully cure. You can see through the layers like looking through glass or water. Once cured, it is brilliantly shiny like glass and also robustly durable like a countertop. Resin is so durable it is even used to make surfboards using similar processes as to how I create my paintings.