Oil paint, wax and sand on canvas, 2007
72 x 60 in
About the piece
from the 'Elements' series
About the artist
Verona Sorensen’s paintings focus heavily on the influence of time and its effects on objects. The interrelation between time and the inevitable and intricate transformation of material is a source of inspiration. She continues to work in an additive and deductive manner, layering and removing coats of paint from the canvas, building and then scraping away at it, in order to reveal the hidden colors and textures beneath.
She investigates the elements of time through creating weathered 2D paintings, but she also touches on light and space as a central focus. Nature is important to her, as well as the notion of slowing down in this fast paced world. Both the series, Elements and Quiet Fire, attempt to join attributes and qualities of an inner calm and of a contrasting fierceness, merging the two into one, as nature often does.