VISUAL

FEBRUARY 2016: LYDIA BOEHM
 

LYDIA BOEHM | Untitled

Growing up in Southern California surrounded by abundant colorful vegetation, I have always been attracted to organic plant forms. These natural figures are forever part of my visual vocabulary and inform my practice in terms of content, form, and technique.

LYDIA BOEHM | Hydrangea

I paint while holding a plant in my left hand and making marks with my right. I aim to understand the intimate space deep within plant and floral figures. 

LYDIA BOEHM | Unitled

I constantly challenge myself with how far I am able to manipulate the work into abstraction. By building up and scraping away paint with rags, I am creating a further tactile engagement between myself, the subject, and the canvas. Through this way of working, my process has become somewhat performative as I engage with my whole sense of physical self. 

LYDIA BOEHM | Louise Rose