In a career spanning more than thirty years, Larsen’s intuitive paintings,
watercolors and drawings establish an energetic dialogue about perception
and the transitory moments of life. Working primarily in monochrome
silhouettes, she employs alternating scales to reconstruct the subjective
realities of her narratives. Instead she proposes an inductive
perspective, abstracting people and things from her daily encounters that
reflect the circumstances of Larsen’s practice. Her paintings dissolve the
boundaries between figuration and abstraction, with objects transforming
fluidly into organic geometric forms. She paints with densely applied egg
tempera to create the illusion of volume to allow isolated elements to
become vivid archetypal forms and graphic signs.