Twice Born

Completed 2017. Acrylic dispersion and gold leaf on recycled polymer canvas, 52 x 84 inches.
Private collection

Twice Born is a rich, light-filled canvas created as a custom commission.

The request was for a canvas with specific dimensions to fit a prominent wall with excellent natural light. By creating several initial sketches for the painting and making room for input from the client, we settled on a gold toned composition based on an existing painting.

With the intended location for the finished painting in mind, I included some gilded elements that will appear and disappear as the light in the room shifts throughout the day.

 

This video shows gold leaf being added to one of the circular marks in the painting:

 

The finished product in the spot it was made for: