Fields by Alexandra Posen


Alexandra Posen's FIELDS series proposes a cathedral of individuality and the ineffable singularity of human presences. Working on 20' x 15" cold pressed watercolor paper, Posen uses pigmented beeswax and other mixed media to conjure relief paintings that each possess a unique spirit or wholeness.  After meditating on the finished painting, Posen associates the wax mark with a creative icon, and meticulously incises the icon's last name into the paper - resulting in a word window.  In this way, FIELDS takes on qualities of a portrait series - while the connection between the word/ identity and the abstract mark continues to carry a playful and open ended rapport.