Irene’s Book, titled “String Theory” will feature the new series of 8 oil on Linen paintings of that name and 21 mixed media Faces. Included also will be a selection from The Equation Series that involve String.
A ball of string is the central theme of these paintings. String, thread, weaving, webs and knots are all metaphorical and mythological motifs. Useful for measuring, for lacing, for weaving, for creating sound (string instruments) as well as a metaphor for human relationships and particle physics, Belknap plays on the associations and mythical connections between string/thread and human consciousness.
Irene Belknap has been a Bay Area for the past 35 years