"Self, Engrained: Study"
Oil on Wood Panel, 24" X 24", 2013, Copyright TJF 2015
"Engrained: Study" explores the dynamic of intimate hand portraits and solid wood panels. Resourcing her own, her father's, and grandfather's hands, Tiera captures details and tones of the human skin starkly contrasted with wood grain.
"The wood grain juxtaposes the oil paintings not only to play on the lines of the painted hands, but for natural significance. Painting the hands of myself, my father, and Pap for an "Engrained" study express heritage. I focus on hands in this series because they serve as the tools we use to convey our creativity." -TJF