Oil and Sand on Panel
20” x 24”
Pigment is applied in layers with a variety of marks and colors to convey mood, emotion, and fragmented thought. Mayer works from live models. She works quickly with aggressive brushstrokes in order to capture the essence of the image. Mayer also works in additive and subtractive methods, pulling shapes out of the shadows.
Through painting, Mayer explores the nature of humanity and it’s mortal condition. Mayer works figuratively, striving to express oddity, the humor, and the tragedy that we call life. She strives to find ways to make elements of classical painting relevant in the modern world. Mayer’s work embodies the struggle between antiquated tradition and ideals of beauty within the ever changing, contemporary art world.