Crit Quad #3: Eloise Shelton-Mayo


Eloise Shelton-Mayo
“Bends & Bridges III”, oil and cold wax painting, 12″ x 12″

“I’ve been interested in how we define spaces in our lives, some chosen and some not. There’s a dialogue between the shapes that reads like a kind of topographic map with a history, a story.  The Bends & Bridges Series of which this piece, No. III is a part of, began out of an exploration of shape and color using the medium oil and cold wax.   Creating contained shapes and those that blend into other ones started out intuitively but became more deliberate as certain ones were covered and others isolated.  My fascination with what separates and connects is evident here and the boundaries of those spaces, like the connections appear changeable.”

Sara Bloem, Teaching Assistant
Sara Bloem, Multimedia Artist
“The textures are really working for you. I love the oil and cold wax technique, it makes me crave to see the person in real life, up close.”
Mentioned: Richard Diebenkorn, Cityscape #1

Lauryn Welch, Teaching Assistant
Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist
“I just want run my hands over your piece, I love seeing the little scratch marks in the surface.”

Yves-Olivier Mandereau, Teaching Assistant
Yves-Olivier Mandereau, Designer & Ceramic Artist
“I really appreciate the vibrancy of the color, and the liveliness of the painting.”

Clara Lieu, Visual Artist & Adjunct Professor at RISD
Clara Lieu, Fine Artist & Adjunct Professor at RISD
“Be more assertive about what you’re going after in terms of the color scheme.”

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