Stella melds painting and sculpture to create “constructed paintings” using light-weight canvas, wire, cotton batting, gesso and acrylic paint. Playing with light and shadow is what motivates and inspires her. In the process of designing and constructing her layered paintings and sculptures, Stella experiments with, and photographs, temporary 3D collages. This activity has become an increasingly important aspect of her creative expression. You can see her photographic work at www.StellaCoultasArt.com.