“Brown Pink” is a name for a color on the painter’s palette. But the label “pink” has nothing to do with the appearance of the actual color, referring instead to the manufacturing process used to create a transparent dye - derived from varied sources - of various hues.
The tube with the label ”brown pink” on my palette is a transparent, bloody color. Being able to glaze warm and tint cool, it has a wide range. As I try to ground my paintings with the intent of depicting a bodily physicality in the paint, Brown Pink is one of my favorite hues.
“Brown” is also the name of my husband (Braun), and our bathroom in our apartment is pink ceramic. This series is an intimate glimpse of things I hold dear - a connection, a stripping away of surface labels, the varied and diverse things that make up the whole, and the richness beneath the surface that grounds it all.
Drying, 2011, oil on metrocard, 2x3.5in (5.5x8.5cm)
Study, 2011, oil on matboard, 8x11in
(large study for “Drying,” incomplete), 2007, oil on canvas, 36x48in