No Grit, No Pearl, 17 x 11 inches, marker and ink on paper.
In many of her recent drawings, Divoky experiments with three-dimensional
space. Incorporating delicate wire and pieces of foam
board into her practice, she creates literal depth in a composition
whose density makes three-dimensionality a challenge. These
additions have also allowed her to create more explicit demarca-tion
between foreground and background.
“I think the three-dimensionality adds a lot visually,” she says.
“Details pop out more, and it is a way for me to experiment with
In “What’s Beneath Wrightsville Beach” (on the cover), Divoky
brings the ocean to life using this technique. The drawing features
a family of vibrantly colored seahorses as they dart between churn-ing
strands of bright green seaweed. The background is composed
of hundreds of small circles of varying sizes, indicating bubbles and
water in motion. Each tiny component is a carefully chosen shade
of blue and the overall effect adds dimension and kinetic energy to
what would otherwise be negative space. The animal and plant life
is given prominence through small pieces of foam board, allowing
them to rise slightly above the background. Divoky subtly weaves
the two picture planes together with lightweight wire. The compo-sition
extends her affinity for flatness and pattern into new media
and artistic platforms.
The piece also showcases a love for the Carolina coast, rekindled
after traveling, studying and painting abroad.
WA L K
More than 100 local and
203 Racine Drive
Oil on Canvas
20 inches high by
16 inches wide
For Sale By Owner
311 North Front Street,
An original watercolor
and archival pigment prints
by Mary Ellen Golden
Large, original, framed Dominican/Haitian painting circa 1997.
42 inches by 31 inches.
Can be inspected by appointment only,
at 7232 Wrightsville Avenue, Ste. D, Wilmington, NC
Contact: Pat Bradford 910-367-1137 or 910-256-5830