Sharon Lacey receives Arts at MIT grant
CEE administrative assistant Sharon Lacey was awarded a Council for the Arts at MIT grant to fund the creation of a new series of paintings. For this project, entitled Psychomachia, Lacey will use a manuscript painting technique called tinted drawing, to produce a series of figurative works on full-size sheets of calfskin vellum. The completed paintings will be backlit to capitalize on the translucency of the materials and to emphasize ideas related to inner luminosity explored in the works, Lacey says. The project relates to her research at the University of London in medieval painting techniques, early workshop practice, and theories of light and optics among early philosophers.