The Virtue Series
Moira Cue (American, b. 1975) is recognized for big paintings of a virtue-oriented word or idea, translated via Google translate into multiple languages and/or through codes based on diverse arcana (eg. extinct languages, Braille, alchemy symbols). The palette ranges from limited black and white—charcoals and grays tinted with barely perceptible hues, to black and white lettering over a subdued monochrome ground—to a vibrant full spectrum of color.
Panels are frequently layered with leaf imprints, smeared biological material; “deliberately accidental” drips, pours, and stains or raw gestures such as cuts, stabs, and scribbles; and fine particles of dirt and detritus.
Dimensions: All paintings in this series are four feet by six feet (48” x 72” vertical; 72” x 48” horizontal). Medium: All paintings in this series are oil on wood. Image: Thumbnails present cropped view. Click to enlarge for full composition.