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 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.