June 26, 2013

Maelstrom: Mixed Media by Regan Rosburg







Maelstrom: Mixed Media by Regan Rosburg

Mixed media paintings of birds and sea life interacting with each other. The compositions are suspended in thin layers of resin and were created as a response to the Pacific trash vortex located in the North Pacific Gyre.
Over the years I have harbored a conflicted relationship with my medium, which is polymer resin, known simply to most by its common name, plastic. The luminescent properties of polymer resin give me the ability to preserve and suspend objects in time. Using bones, lace, animals, and insects, and my own hand-painted images, I strive to capture the beauty of nature in this material. Now, as I have become more and more aware of the detriment plastic has caused to our environment, the material itself has become the focus of my work.