Prometheus

Paintings
24" x 24"
Signature on the back

 

This painting uses refuse found in SF's urban landscape, literally. Seed pods, leaves and broken windshield and make-up powders as pigment. The gestural "hand" reminds me of Prometheus's creations. Hang ready

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Sophia Lee

Sophia’s work is about creating the movement of organic forms and patterns inspired by nature, but found everywhere. Material curated from refuse is the starting point for many of her projects. This painting uses refuse found in San Francisco's urban landscape. Seed pods, leaves and broken windshield and make-up powders as pigment. The gestural "hand" reminds her of Prometheus's creations. It also reminds her of Alien's Prometheus link. Prometheus was the Greek god who created mankind. It was also the title of a 2012 Alien movie. She sees this painting as the primordial soup from which action and life, represented by the wave, materialize. She embedded natural and manmade trash into wax to create the texture, pattern and composition. There are a ton of tiny details to explore. For the encaustics unique shimmering color, she mixed it with body powder and eyeshadow as pigment. The interplay between the man-made and nature informs the themes, colors, and composition. Being a bilingual artist, Sophia is constantly marrying the duality in her work. The calligraphic gestures of traditional painting are her brush strokes, even when using bean pods, collecting coffee lids, painting murals, collaging with junk mail, or weaving plastics.