Walled Garden
 
This series is predicated on fragmentation and separation, it considers ways in which women tend to be perceived in parts, not as a whole. Historically the walled garden in art denotes a space set apart, specifically a feminine space. My process utilizes found imagery sourced from the ancient world to the 21st century, combined with painting and photography to weave a pictorial space that is neither purely one nor the other. The technical history is not readily visible on the painted surface; like the unreliable narrator the surface is ambiguous, inviting questions on the veracity of the constructed image. 
 

Walled Garden
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Foot
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Seascape Foot (Tom Wesselmann, 1968)
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Impossible Shoe for an Impossible Woman
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: pump with 10-inch heel (Christian Louboutin, 2007)

Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Groin
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Fragment (Roman, 1st/2nd Century A.D.)
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Mouth
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Fragment (Egyptian, 14th Century B.C.)

Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Voice
2018
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: stills from 'Not I' video performance (Samuel Beckett, 1973)
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Mind
2018
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Melancholy (Edgas Degas, 1874)

Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; A Man Looking at a Woman Looking at Herself
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Jo, La Belle Irlandaise (Gustave Courbet, 1865/66)
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; A Woman Looking at Herself
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: Marcia (Unknown medieval artist, 1402)

Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Eyes
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: St Lucy (Francesco del Cossa, c. 1473/1474)Walled Garden; Impossible Shoe for an Impossible Woman
Tricia Wright Walled Garden  Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
Walled Garden; Breasts
2017
Acrylic paint, sprayed acrylic, pigmented inkjet print on canvas
40 x 50 inches

Painting with photographic citation: St Agatha (Francisco de Zurbarán 1630-33)

Tricia Wright Walled Garden
Studio installation for scale
Each canvas: 40 x 50 inches
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