These works are made with a unique combination of plaster and acrylic paint, resulting in a modern variation on the frescoes. The surfaces are carved, shaped, sanded and painted until they take on a rich, naturally eroded appearance. The physical depth of the plaster gives a real surface for shadow and light to alter and enrich the image. Within the plaster, natural and man-made patterns co-exist in an uneasy alliance of form.
Bly Kaye, artist, resides on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, and writes that throughout her artistic practice… “…I have moved through many mediums… my early works used painting, drawing and printmaking. Later I incorporated weaving, paper mache and fabric based materials. About ten years ago, I began experimenting with collage and have developed techniques of working that I continue to explore today.”