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Martina Nehrling, Flying Buttress 2, 26H x 20L in., acrylic on Montval paper, 2021
Flying Buttress 2
acrylic on Montval paper
26 x 20 inches

Most of my work is very much built one brushstroke at a time. With the Flying Buttress series I’m placing emphasis on that notion of building, both by stacking the brushstrokes in more of an intentional brick-laying pattern as well as referencing one of the most visually beguiling structures in architectural history, the flying buttress, through a loose “X” form. In a delightful coincidence, and not without amusing word play, the resulting compositions also suggest the wings and scales of butterflies which of course also possess an inspiring graceful strength.