Captive- Huge Triptych Resin Painting. Ocean Waves. Pour painting on 3 cradled birch poplar wood panels. Epoxy Art. Large Art. 5+ ft across
- Where to Buy? etsy.com
-Three panels, each 20″ x 24″ x 1.5″
-Total when hung: 24″ tall and 60″ across (add a few inches for a gap -between panels as pictured).
-Cradled Poplar & Birch Wood Panel with natural finish lacquered sides
-Ready to Hang
-Comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity
While making “Captive” I had one goal: To capture how small I feel in the ocean when surfing. I wanted that feeling to envelop you when you look at it, for the power of the ocean’s dark waves to immerse you. Using layers of resin, I worked quickly on such a large scale to create a sense of depth and movement in the waves, as well as a perspective, as if you are at the level of the waves and looking over them into the oncoming storming sky.
If you have any questions about my process, feel free to message me.
What is Epoxy Resin?
Resin is kind of like a liquid glass. It is a two-part epoxy that finishes like glass, hard as a countertop, but clear and glossy as glass. Resin is a demanding but exhilarating art form. With just an hour of worktime, I must use every hard wrought lesson to perfect the pigmented resin I pour. I use surfboard crafting pigments, India Inks, powder pigments and more for the varying hues. Then, I grab a heat-based tool, like my blow torch and manipulate the poured layers from there.
The same process that gets you a gorgeously decorated surfboard is what gets you these paintings. As a former surfer, I find myself ever eager to recapture those fleeting moments in the surf in resin. This is all done on a beautiful cradled wood panel with poplar wood sides. The finishing touch is to sand and stains the wood sides so the beautiful natural grain is showcased and so the resin seems to float above it.
*Picture is an example of how my work may look in your space, but the actual size is as listed.