Sarah Leahy United States Painting

The painting is made with black India ink painted onto the surface of sanded clear 1/4 inch  thick plexiglass. Darker areas are built up with layers of ink wash while lighter areas are sanded out, allowing you to view the wall through the translucent plexiglass. Refracted light is held within the body of each piece of glass, causing a complex dimensionality. Each piece is attached to the frame with screws through the surface.The overt materiality of the work, ink made of carbon soot and water, glass made of extruded acrylic, steel hardware, contrasts with and heightens the atmospheric effect.

The painting is 55 inches by 43 inches.