36 x 36
acrylic, sheet music, spray + gold leaf
"Saturated" and most of my gold work has been inspired by my time in Ireland. While working on a missions/service trip, I was encouraged by a pastor to "look for the gold" in people. We all have those things inside of us that make us great. I continue to be challenged by that when I meet new people or interacting with my loved ones. In my artwork, I see gold as having this emerging quality that goes beyond high contrast or bright colors. It immediately grabs attention, it's special.
Gold leaf is extremely fragile. Use caution when moving this piece. The natural oils of our hands can cause the gold leaf to dull.