Cushner aims to make art that is aesthetically satisfying and masterful. She plays with traditional perspectives and images from 16th and 17th century Dutch still life paintings and trompe l’oeil, similar to what the artist David Bierk did in his still life work. Cushner adores old master paintings and those of current realist still life artists. She is purposefully discovering new compositions in old paintings by playing with perspective, using ample negative space, enhancing the chroma, enlarging the scale of my objects or placing items on the canvas to discover something that is novel and dynamic, as in her mixed media work. Some of her paintings tell a story, others are about creating forms that give aesthetic pleasure. Cushner finds great joy in creating and painting, and finds the act of painting irresistible.
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118