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Years of painting fragments of marine debris has led me to develop a painting technique to emulate this process of breakdown and weathering, which I refer to as diminution. By painting around and into shapes, I am able to create fragments that appear carved, softened and shaped from the outside, to characterize the concept that time and environment alter the size and quality of everything. Whether I am painting literal fragments of debris I have gathered, or dissecting my subjects into abstraction, I present fragments as a metaphor for the fragility of the physical world.
— KIT PORTER
“ I am intrigued with the way an object left by the sea, exposed to the elements, wears down as a result of time and environment. For me, it is the perfect metaphor for the fragility of the physical world."
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- This painting is small study created as a much larger body of work I refer to as "fragmented florals". I’ve refined my painting technique to mimic a process similar to erosion. I am currently applying this technique to objects that are more delicate and fragile, such as leaves and flowers, to further explore the ephemerality of nature. By painting a subject that is associated with life and growth, I am able to demonstrate the fragility of life, and the way I see the world – shaped by time and the environment
Acrylic on canvas 12 x 12
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