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Douglas Moulden (b. 1956, Washington, DC; lives and works in Frederick, Maryland) is known for his mesmerizing large-scale acrylic paintings on panel inspired by the woods near his home just outside Washington, DC. The scenes are based on photographs he takes and distillations of his memories of specific places. He applies paint to each handmade panel in heavy layers, often extruding, sculpting, and carving to find a surface of varied depths and textures. His approach to making can be described as coddiwomple, an obscure English slang word meaning, “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.”

A Purposeful Manner Towards a Vague Destination - Exhibitions - Tephra ICA

Douglas Moulden, Garden of Remorse, 2015

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