There are multiple ways to hang this quadtych painting. Above is a random arrangement in a square format. They can also be hung in other configurations, such as a straight line. Each panel is framed with a deep" canvas floater" type frame, in which the canvas seems to float inside the frame. Each panel measures 12x12 inches.
This is another in my rust series. In addition to the rusted iron paint used throughout the piece, there is mica flake on the two horizontal bars, and a flattened, rusted Snapple bottle cap that I ran over with my car in the lower left. The other rounded shapes in the lower section are actually indentations in the substrate, which is extruded polystyrene.
The background is handmade metallic paper mounted on a
piece of MDF board.
There are many things about this painting that make it very unusual. First, the substrate was covered with silver mylar for a bright shiny look. Next, the leaves themselves are made of styrofoam that was partially melted to give the leaves a worn, torn look. Rocks were added to give the appearance of a stream bed. Finally, the entire piece was covered with epoxy resin to hold the leaves in place and give them strength. Between the shine of the resin and the shine of the silver mylar, this piece was impossible to photograph accurately.