Laine Justice


Laine Justice is a painter with extraordinary, otherworldly vision. Upon silk stretched canvases, she skillfully incorporates oil paint, powdered pigments, gold leaf, glitter and graphite drawings to create epic works that read as both riveting abstractions and densely layered narratives. Laine Justice received her BFA in painting and sculpture with honors from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She now lives and works in Healdsburg, CA.

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"At Mount Meru", Installation, ,
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Scene 1 of 8 The battle of Mara | For you I love more, 108" x 84", Oil, powdered pigment, 22k gold, 12k white gold, lapis lazuli, glass, pewter, magnetite, mountain crystal, quartz, graphite, copper, resin and wax on canvas stretcher
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Detail Scene 1, ,
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Scene 2 of 8 The deep dark forest of nights | Dusk on the edge of the Himaphan forest, where all gods, spirits, divs, creatures, shadows, demon hearts & the greatest love of all, live, and wait, 48" x 48" , Oil, glass, quartz, powdered pigment, 12k white gold, handset tinsel glitter, resin, wax and graphite on silk stretcher
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Detail Scene 2, ,
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Scene 3 of 8 Inside Mount Meru | Beneath the base of the darkest forest of all, shadows bellow the night | In the coldest moment of all, a kid breathes gently of a bunny, 39.25" x 31.25" , Oil, glass, quartz, powdered pigment, lapis lazuli, wax, graphite and resin on canvas panel
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Detail of Scene 3, ,
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Scene 4 of 8 Forest of nights, a bunbun to a doe | A kid and kit's soft whispers accrue into a very deep pool of dew | Streams of wind swallow the cold roar, dawn dribbles out, and for a moment, dewy eyed monsters span all colors of the earth, 41.75" x 33" , Oil, glass, quartz, powdered pigment, 12k white gold, wax, copper, hand set glitter, lapis lazuli, graphite and resin on canvas panel
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Detail of Scene 4, ,
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Scene 5 of 8 The air | So light, so strong; the song of the Red Garuda turns shadows into lines and blows the bottom of the mountain into day | The bull and the bear run into syrup, 60" x 44" , Oil, resin, glass, quartz, graphite, powdered pigment and wax on silk stretcher
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Detail of Scene 5, ,
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Scene 6 of 8 The brightest moment of day, thick like honey |The Red Garuda's wing casts a shadow larger than all things can bear, the world shimmers into song | The open mouthed monster of a mountain eats their sound, bowing down under streams of rainbow until he becomes all colors and the melody itself | The bittersweet love of monsters, 60" x 50" , Oil, powdered pigment, glass, quartz, resin, graphite, wax, 22k gold and enamel on silk
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Detail of Scene 6, ,
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Scene 7 of 8 On top of the mountain among the trees, the cat and the peacock watch the winding of Alexanders band | Under foot of a wild pony, baby bullbear drinks the sea, 62" x 46" , Oil, glass, quartz, resin, wax, charcoal, conte, graphite and powdered pigment on silk stretcher
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detail of Scene 7, ,
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Scene 8 of 8 On top of the mountain above the trees, in the belly of a golden fawn | All living things fold back into the air & the kid from which they came| Back to the beginning, 60" x 50", Oil, powdered pigment, glass, quartz, resin, wax and graphite on silk
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Detail Scene 8 , ,
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Study in Oil (1 of 2) Day, 35.5" x 33.5" x .5", Oil, powdered pigment, glass, resin, wax and graphite on linen panel
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Study in Oil (2 of 2) Night, 18" x 24" , Oil, powdered pigment, graphite and wax on linen panel
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Scene 2, 18" x 23 3/4", Mixed media on paper
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Scene 3 , 18" x 23 3/4", mixed media on paper
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Scene 4, 18" x 23 3/4", Mixed media on paper
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Scene 5, 18" x 23 3/4", Mixed media on paper
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Scene 8, 18" x 23 3/4", Mixed media on paper
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Installation, Back Room, , Wall Drawing, works on paper, video with sound