Houston approaches material as a catalyst to composition by carefully selecting torrefied* maple or baltic birch panels that evoke the image to be captured. The grain and movement of the wood informs the painting; acrylic, archival inks, graphite and the ‘painted colour’ of the warm maple or baltic birch creates the composition and colouring, a lyrical approach to capturing the essence of place.
*Torrefication is a drying process that stabilizes wood, removing moisture + leaving warm tones + smokey scent, a material of choice for musical instruments.
13 x 17 x 1.5 in
(33.02 x 43.18 x 3.81 cm)