During the pandemic, Eileen repurposed old canvas to create new works. “This is pandemic art,” she explained. “I tore old canvases, sewed them back together, and painted over them. I melted beeswax candles on my kitchen stove and painted it onto the canvas, often collaging cut pieces of metal screen I had in my studio onto the canvas. Depending on the piece, I went back in with oil paint or pastels to add subtle touches of color.“

Something's Gotta Give
2020
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint and melted beeswax
41 x 25 inches, matted and framed
Une, Deux, Trois
2020
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint, melted beeswax and metal grid
34 x 14 inches, mounted on aluminum
A River Runs Through It
2021
torn canvas, oil paint, melted beeswax and conte crayon
38 x 20 inches, mounted on aluminum
Against the Grid
2021
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint, melted beeswax and metal grid
38 x 20 inches, mounted on aluminum
All Lined Up
2020
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint, melted beeswax and metal grid
34 x 14 inches, mounted on aluminum
Four Square
2020
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint, melted beeswax and metal grid,
40 x 20 inches, matted and framed
38 x 20 inches, matted and framed
40 x 20 inches, matted and framed
Delight in Ordinary Things
2022
torn and sewn canvas, oil paint, metal grid, packing paper, tarlatan and paint rag
36 x 20 inches
38 x 20 inches, matted and framed
Untitled (floral)
2022
28 x 22 inches