"Moon 1," Acrylic, Ray Zovar
Friend of Kathryn Lederhuase, retired DHS Employee
Was on Display:
June - August 2011
My art has moved from oil and acrylic paintings to bronze wall
sculpture; from paintings that protruded from the wall, to painted
free-standing sculpture, mosaics of furniture, fountains and sculpture and
now, back to acrylic paintings. My paintings are made with well balanced
compositions over a visually textured base with overlays of glazes and
weaves of color imbedded with metallic that give it the depth of woven
metallic thread and the flow of satin.
My technique requires that I work on a rigid surface. I apply an
acrylic sculpting medium/modeling paste in various patterns. I sketch my
chosen composition onto the dry medium and begin to apply color. Each
section is composed of several layers of color glazes/overlays and
metallic paints, emphasizing balance with line elements, metallic leaf,
and sparkle. The final application is a poured-on two-part, clear,
non-yellowing, epoxy resin with a UV filter. This creates the glass-like
look. The clear resin emphasizes the three dimensional quality of the
piece and enhances the richness of the colors.
My work forces me to view color in a whole new way and to find a balance
between sparkle and vapidity. My compositions tend to be playful and
reflect my interest in the formal aspects of color, line, form, and
movement. I would like to believe my art will transcend time and each
generation of eyes will see a new style that is relevant to their own era
- a style that will look as fresh tomorrow as it does today.
Sample images from the art display at 1 West Wilson
Street. Select each image to open a larger version.
website: http://zovar.com (exit DHS)
September 03, 2013