Cocoon series

Cocoon Series (triptych)
Cocoon I, II, and III. Acrylic and watercolor on canvas. Each canvas 10 x 10″. 2017.

These three images started out as experiments of dripped watercolor on wet canvas. The pigments swirled and puddled as I rotated the canvases before the water dried. I then applied very thick, near-black acrylic as a sort of webbing over the surface. The dark webbing, with its viscous, plastic texture, stands in stark contrast to the more delicate watercolor, and led me to initially title this piece “Suffocation”; I eventually landed on “Cocoon” because it implies a similar claustrophobia while simultaneously suggesting trust and comfort.