Tracy S Mastro ’91
My works are visual diagrams of what equates to journal entries; ideas, meditation, rumination and rants… In this series I have been thinking about stories that people tell, in particular to prove their point of view. I use vitreous enamel on copper primarily in my jewelry making and have carried that medium over to my painting practice. I start by fold forming dimensional lines into copper sheet and trimming the edges to shape my “canvas”. Building up multiple layers, I apply sifted enamel to the copper and kiln fire before the next layer is applied. Interspersed in these layers I include various other forms of enamel and powdered copper.