Remodeling Series-Interior Elevations (Zen)
Barbara Winer (BFA 1974)
"Zen" is one of many mixed media paintings from my ongoing ReModeling Series. Using pencil, charcoal, pastel, chalk, ink, tempera and postage stamps, I mark up my husband's soon-to-be recycled architectural drawings. The resulting figure study reveals a playful, ecological and crafty collaboration: a figurative (and literal) marriage of art and architecture.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.