My paintings participate in the age-old tradition of fresco mural painting, spanning continents and millennia, made with the very same materials such as pure pigments and lime. They differ from the ancient in that they are portable and project subjects other than the explicit.

The frescoes are composed of numerous layers. By the creation of ‘craquel√©’, oxidation and erosion, sections of previous images emerge through to the upper layer. The ultimate result can be seen as a mirror of ourselves, shaped by circumstances along the way, a metaphor for the layer upon layer constitution of our lives.

(Photo: Fraternitas 180 x 210 cm., Detail, © Linda Overzee 2009)

(Photo: Thallo 80x200 cm., Detail, © Linda Overzee 2009)

(Photo: Tellus 180x180 cm., Detail, © Linda Overzee 2009)