Jasmine Cadenhead’s resin paintings are an examination of memories brought into physical and tactile form.
Resin painting is process that involves a complex layering of colours and textures to create multiple dimensions on the canvas. Resin is a two-part compound that hardens to a clear glossy finish. You can add paint to the resin or a variety natural pigments.
Much of the work Jasmine produces seeks to explore the untapped potential of this unique material, Jasmine develops new techniques and tools that are capable of subverting conventional painting or resin pouring techniques, introducing a dose of entropy into what are typically very controlled processes. Chance is an essential element in this creative process, where the materials can simultaneously blend and resist each other.
Jasmine currently works exclusively with local, Canadian sourced, eco-friendly, and sustainable composites. The resin itself provides a restricted timeline for the art, and somewhere in between fluidity and solidification a unique process unfolds.
Super Sap Resin is a plant-based resin, and is like no other resin in the world. It is comprised of plant sap and is manufactured so that it is 50% less harmful than other resins. This process significantly reduces its carbon footprint. A renewable feedstock replaces additional petrochemical components in super sap resins with a rapidly renewable resource that does not compete with food.
For more information on Jasmine Cadenhead and her work, please visit her website here.