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"Page 11," mixed media paintingThis chaotic, emotional abstract painting is one page out of an artist book. On the bottom layer, bright orange and blue paints are scribbled violently across a white surface, with drips splattered across the end of the strokes. Over this, a layer of black and red paint is stroked on with equal violence, and then a layer of light cool colors (whites, yellows, and greens) are selectively smeared over it as if by hand. A splattering of blue sand and flue streaks across the center from the lower left-hand side to the upper right. In the center, Amanda has gone back with a sharp tool and scratched marks down through the lighter colors, leaving jagged black and red lines that one may imagine to resemble hands waving back and forth over a distressed figure.
Work by Amanda French.
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