Spill - Mixed Media Art by Tracy Spadafora
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Tracy Spadafora
Spill

2010

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Tracy Spadafora's painting, “Spill”, from her “DNA” series, is a mixed media encaustic painting with black, grey, white, and red colors. The text background, DNA code, which is collaged onto the panel and covered with translucent layers of beeswax medium, is used for its visual pattern as well as its symbolic meaning. The glowing white circles are made with an encaustic inlay technique, and the many small long ellipse-like shapes, which represent fish, are etched into the wax and filled with black oil paint. The painting is on a braced birch wood panel measuring 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches. Spadafora is very interested in science and technology and how we use these tools in relationship with our natural environment, as she states, “The images layered on top of the code offer an open narrative. The paintings and constructions are built on visual and symbolic associations, and the obscuring, deconstructing, and preserving of images in wax helps me to address a complex and shifting relationship between man, his biological roots, and the shaping of our natural environment”. This painting was done shortly after the Deep Horizon oil spill of 2010, and specifically addresses Spadafora’s interest in and concern for the environment. This piece is unframed and signed on the back. Tracy Spadafora is a mixed-media artist based in the Boston area. Her work, which explores themes of nature and science, has been exhibited throughout the US and is included in numerous corporate and private collections.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    New
  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 12 in. x D 1.5 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boston, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU50032197953
  • Seller Reference Number
    Spadafora_Spill
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