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The CaribbeanBy Christine So

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US$ 1,400



Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 91.4cm (H) x 91.4cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 36" (H) x 36" (W) x 1.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Pale green and aqua. White reflections of light. The clearest shallow waters with white sand beneath. That is the memory I have of wading in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Belize and Costa Rica. Though done in acrylic on stretched canvas, the results of my method resemble a block printed cloth, dyed batik or screen-printed fabric. I used hundreds of tiny hand cut stencil masks arranged and adhered one by one and then brushed fluid paint over them to give the sense of fabric dye over a painted wax design. The under layer is actually a variety of very pale greens and not a solid flat white similar to how a bit of the top color seeps under the wax-resist pattern in dying a batik print. The 1.5 inch deep wooden sides are a clean bright white.

This painting arrives ready to hang on stretched canvas with a hanging wire on the back. The 1.5 inch deep sides of the canvas are left a clean bright white.


Artist Profile

Born: 1970
Hometown: San Francisco
Based in: Oakland, California, USA

I live in the woods in northern California. Whenever I leave my house I am under an endless web of tree branches. Their silhouettes have etched themselves into my memory over the decades.

My paintings and prints are always nature-inspired and nearly always monochromatic. Each one is an immersion in …


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