She is already playing with paint filaments while creating murals. In fact, these paint drips lead her to experiment creating a painting using paint drips. She starts experimenting, creating textures, mixing paints and mediums and finally found this trait, this defining characteristic of her artistic language. She finds her signature: “The Intentional Dripping”.
Dage uses dripping to express herself. A technique that the famous American painter Jackson Pollock (also known as Jack the Dripper) created in the 50’s. She uses acrylic paint because of its fluidity and its rich color palette. The energy used for the production of artwork is almost palpable. The uninterrupted movement that can be observed following the lines of paint allows makes it possible for us to imagine the intensity, the presence of the artist when she creates.
Dage does not in any way seek to reproduce the real world. Her faces, trees and even bodies are created to let the emotions speak beyond abstract, they become an integral part of her work.
On many paintings a strong splash of paint can be seen. That is for Dage an even more intense charge of emotion transferred into her paintings. That last splash is more than just paint. It symbolizes the rupture between the intentional dripping and the hazardous, impulsive desire to scream out loud the raw emotion.