Basalt and Lichen
Michele Kishita is a multimedia artist with a multifaceted artistic practice, conceptually and creatively. Her current work investigates the dialogue between the wooden surfaces on which she paints and the trees from which those panels were built. She highlights the interconnectedness of humans and nature, while addressing life’s impermanence and transience. Her aim is to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each panel while expressing the visual contrast and harmony where human-made structures and nature intersect.
This series of paintings was made while the artist was on an artist residency at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2018. The paintings were a result of a number of "mistakes" that in the end worked out perfectly, encapsulating her visual experience of Iceland.
acrylic and sumi on gessoed canvas, 8" x 8" x 3/4"
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