The Heat Wave series explores uncomfortable hybridized spaces. The paintings are about heat in terms of weather, street violence, psychological trauma, and social anger. I am marrying aspects of the formal language of painting (stripes, drips, simultaneous contrast) with tropes from urban environments (emergency/warning signage colors of day-glo orange and yellow; spray painted marks that reference graffiti and construction markers).

Heat Wave:  Alley Garden, Poppies
Heat Wave: Alley Garden, Poppies
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
12 X 12"

Collection of Molly Barnes