2001 - metal: etched copper alloy with polychromed oxides
'Jeffrey Maron: Sculpture and Paintings' was one of the Fall/Winter 2001/02 Exhibitions at Grounds For Sculpture. On view in the Domestic Arts Building were seventeen of Maron’s sculptures and ten of his paintings, including the diptych 'Padma’s Dream'. As with many of the works in this artist’s ouevre, the subject matter for 'Padma’s Dream' was inspired by his interest in various cultures and religious beliefs, including pre-Columbian civilizations, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the practice of Yoga. The paintings by Maron are actually made of etched copper alloy plates, with the delicate surface colors achieved through the application of crystalline oxides. The colors are determined by both the degree to which the metal is heated and the selection of oxides or salts. Increasing the number of oxide applications can create opacity and deepen coloration. Maron has spent many years perfecting this technique.