abstract works possess a very special quality, seemingly primitive
on the surface, focusing on simple subject matter. However upon closer
study, we are drawn into a multi-layering of depth and emotion. In her
pieces extraordinary colors that are super-saturated merge with a
curiously exceptional textural quality.
The technique that
Hallman employs is dry pigment on paper, adding a clear acrylic spray
which sets the pigment in place. Multiple layers are built up and masked
off in different areas with various tapes and hand pressed into the
paper. No brushes are used. She then scrapes away some of the pigment to
reveal previous layers and all tape is removed.
distinctive abstract figurative mixed media wood sculptures evoke a
similar mood to that of her paintings, building on the layering and
piecing together process in a three-dimensional format.