Local Artwork Displayed Throughout St Julien Hotel
St Julien is proud to display artwork from local artists throughout the hotel's public spaces. The installations rotate quarterly, and all artwork is available for purchase through the artist. Interested in displaying artwork? Please contact:
Current Artist:Charli Ornett
Phone: (415) 307-2111
The Universe Could Hum Series
Inspired by the poetry of Theodore Roethke, this series titled “The Universe Could Hum” explores the relationship between the definite and the amorphous, that place where a hard edge or line meets the soft and yielding. In both art and life I think this border between land and sky, sleeping and waking, curiosity and certainty, is where we are most alive and can see most clearly.
Working with molten beeswax and pigment, Charli builds up layers and textures then scrape the cooled paint back to reveal what’s buried underneath. The effect of this process is to draw the gaze into the depths of the painting, allowing it to become a window to an inner landscape.
Charli has been painting with encaustic mixed media since 2001. Paintings are in private and institutional collections in the US and Italy.