Kira Grennan

Berkshire Corner, Still Life

In painting still lives, I am painting relationships. Fraught, volatile, awkward, or joyful, my objects become characters in their narrative.

Berkshire Corner is one still life in a series I explored at the beginning of grad school. One of things I spend the most time on in these still life paintings is the first step–putting together and arranging the objects. I try to be sensitive to their dynamics and watch for opposing / attracting energies. I find it a difficult balance to strike – I want to be conscious of composition and form, but remain open to chance and not force them into an unnatural arrangement.