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Jean Cate

In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time

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"In Search of Lost Time" is a pair of paintings made with salt and ink on wooden panels. This diptych can be placed together in a room or separately. The subtle grain of the birchwood panel swirls beneath applications of deep navy ink, for an effect that is both radiant and absorbing.  

Jean Cate, the artist, has said about this series: "This method of working is driven by the inherent qualities and interactions of each material. Wood is an absorbent ground that reacts and interacts to the applications of water, ink and salt. I find that what I do as the painter, is to respond to those spontaneous material relationships and let the lines in the wood or the trails of ink or bursts of salt guide me to the next gesture. Inspired by traditional Chinese and Japanese ink painting.


Ink and Salt on Wood Panels
48 ½” x 72 ½”

THIS PAIR OF PAINTINGS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ARTWORK IN THIS STYLE, REACH OUT TO JEAN@MARTHAMAE.INFO TO DISCUSS A CUSTOM COMMISSION.

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