Hay Fever Seat
“Hay Fever Seat”
20” x 20"
oil & tea package image transfers
cradled wood panel, unframed
edges finished with wax finishing paste
As part of my Take a Seat series, I have created a painting called "Hay Fever Seat", which depicts a chair in isolation inviting you to sit. This painting is the first in the series to be done in oil and is also the first to be depicted over a grid of image transfers. I used Throat Coat Tea by Traditional Medicinals and Super Antioxidant Green Tea by Yogi Tea to create a gridded surface. Before painting the work, I coated the initial layer of image transfers with transparent gesso to allow some of the surface to show through. The yellow chair featured in this painting is sourced from a local vintage shop and was chosen for its optimistic yellow color. The chair is suspended in willow vines and peaking through to a misty Spring morning at Duke Gardens. Despite the chair seemingly being unsupported, there's optimism and support in this piece. It speaks to trusting support and finding optimism even when it seems impossible.
To purchase, contact Dara at the Durham Art Guild, in Durham, NC. It's currently on exhibit at Durham Bottling Co. for the show "Breathing New Life: A Celebration of Found and Re-imagined Objects". A closing reception is slated for 9/15, 6 - 8pm on Third Friday in Durham.