The Exhibit is over, however Childhood's End Gallery does carry a few of the Sanctum Paintings
SANCTUM Porcelain Paintings by Loralin
Engrossing in their tangled luminous images, these works are reminiscent of those private observational moments when one is in nature and there is a becoming.... so present and magical.
MAKING- Winter 2022 Though usually I call myself a 'sculptor', this winter I devoted myself to just painting. For a few years now I have been obsessing on the ground floor of forests and gardens. My imagination takes off on its own, expressing in a whimsical fantastical style.
Not long after I began painting fungi, insects and flowers I discovered the Forest Floor paintings of Otto Marseus, and other Dutch flower masters. Among what I am drawn to is their lively botany, their darkness and their prey/predator scenes.
Each of these porcelain paintings was painted freehand with china paints that are layered and fired in a kiln. Many of these works have 5 layers or more. Once each painting was finished I crafted a custom wooden frame to fit. The frames are hand-cut, sanded (SOOOO much sanding) and assembled, Finishing includes uv protection and dust prohibitive sealant. The fanciful frames were intended to reference cathedrals, great houses and churches, Places some worship in...places of 'value'. But isn't the natural world so much more valuable? So much more necessary for survival itself?
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