Acrylic, cotton fabric, ink on canvas
36 x 72 x 1.50 in (91.44 x 182.88 x 3.81 cm)
Jennifer Blalack's fascination with layered medium and media really show in "Water Barge with Onlookers." This substantial, yet delicate work layers skins, on top of acrylic and linocuts, under a white dusting of white media that engages the tactile senses as well as visual. The skins wrinkle under the layer of acrylic, deepening the depth of this work. Blalack really invites her audience to study works like this, where she allows each layer to show through just enough to pique curiosity. This work is a large diptych that is eye-catching, and would make a fabulous addition to any collection.