This “Pan y Flores” series is my response to Covid 19. It began by making a loaf of bread in quarantine, and evolved into painting with bread as a medium: I make each of the loaves in my still lives, then
“paint” with them, using their form, color and texture to travel through time back to my Spanish roots and 16th & 17th century European still life tradition. While classic, they’re also contemporary, exploring relationships of past and present through current vernacular. Each is a novella of mysterious spaces. And all of them celebrate bread, the staff of life. Afterwards, slices of bread go to friends in the community, completing the cycle and celebrating connections.