DIVINE LIGHT BY SYLVIA HOMMERT

SYLVIA HOMMERT's avatar SYLVIA HOMMERT

Artist Statement Light and the reflection of light, how it interacts in an environment, is a constant thread that  flows through my work. It’s elusive, full of movement, ever changing, and it’s this ephemeral quality that intrigues me. How the passing of time plays off the luminous surfaces of each painting--the highs and lows, the shadows and relief. The color subtly shifts too, as the light moves through a space from sunrise to sunset, or as you move through the room. An organic calendar that clocks both physical movement and the passage of time. My technique has evolved as a way to capture the liquid and fluid nature of light, and I am drawn to materials that enhance and illuminate: pearly paua shell, metal leaf, holographic paper, crystalline mineral salts, beeswax, resin. By building up layers of materials from the opaque to translucent to transparent, then using a flame to burn away portions, I create depth and texture. Exposing elements that are underneath holds a hint of myste

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: VARIATIONS FROM 1" TO 6"
  • Medium: AQUATINT, BEESWAX, HOLOGRAPHIC PAPER AND RESIN ON BIRCH PANEL
  • Width: 14 FEET
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 7.5 FEET