Bussie Parker Kehoe
Discarded house paint on rag board, framed in white contemporary frame
12" x 12"
During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when I isolated at home, I didn’t have access to my art supplies, which were at my studio in downtown Winston-
Salem NC. The only items I had on hand were some poured acrylic skins, leftover from an earlier project. I arranged the skins in different combinations every day,
then undid my arrangements each evening. I was so frustrated. I finally stacked the skins on top of each other and cut through the stack. I then arranged the acrylic
cross-section chips like a puzzle, which I found very soothing during the pandemic. Before moving from North Carolina to San Francisco in August 2021, I committed to a cleaner artistic practice, to reduce my impact on the environment. Verdant is made of discarded latex paint, found in rusty old cans in my home.