|"I call these detailed paintings of nature "prayer
boards." The images and words celebrate my deep connection to the beauty of nature
and her constant changes."
Influenced by the study of Japanese and Chinese painting as well as medieval manuscripts, Adele Wayman strives to combine visual representations of nature with texture, color and light.
Wayman works on found panels of wood, often from old doors. The paint is applied using traditional techniques with a ground of gesso and layers of translucent oil that build up to a glossy finish. With their delicately and precisely painted flowers, moss, leaves and rocks, Wayman's finished compositions intersperse visual imagery with poetry, especially Japanese haikus.
There is more information about Adele at www.guilford.edu/original/academic/women's_studies/adele.html.