Untitled (Tome) explores a liminal space between namable objecthood and mysterious surface, creating an uncanny familiarity with both body and book. Untitled (Tome) sits between painting and sculpture, resisting categorization of faux or real marble as materially it is both.
Double Vein is a diptych that addresses its own strange material composition. Created as a facsimile of Carrara marble made from delicate carving and a manipulation of condensed marble dust, it asks for slow contemplation of surface.
Lydia Enriquez is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She received her BFA degree with distinction from Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She has lived and worked in Brooklyn for the last five years, relocating to Detroit for her graduate education. In addition to a personal studio practice, Lydia has specialized in the craft of Venetian plaster, developing unique finishes for clients worldwide. Utilizing the technical skills she developed through her trade, Lydia explores material processes beyond traditional painting media.