Diana Corvelle, "Besotted"
gouache and watercolor on panel, 11" x 17," 2013
Diana Corvelle's work engages with the traditions of folklore and allegorical narrative, reimagining personal experience as myth. "Using mythological and iconic imagery to depict real-life issues establishes a protected space in which to examine the emotional content of each experience."
Countless layers of gouache, delicately cross-hatched and seemingly "stitched" together on the wood panel, gives the painting a solidity and depth. "Like remembered experiences, each component is both elusive and concrete."
In "Besotted," Corvelle creates a deeply moving image, a figure standing at the shore of a sea of words, gazing off at distance horizons.