This is one of those pieces where I began with one idea in mind, and ended with something way different. Actually, it’s almost always like that for me – if I know exactly what’s going to happen, why do it? There is a certain amount of push and pull between directed controlled focus and letting go – surrendering to the texture and the medium.
Playing with cardboard as canvas is fun – it takes the preciousness out of art making.
For me, it’s the process of making that is sacred.
Yet, pigment to canvas/paper/cardboard is one of those activities that ends up as a physical thing. That feels good – especially in a world that has become virtual. Personally, since so much of what I do is physical, but doesn’t necessarily result in tangible things (making music, performing, mtn biking) – it is pleasing to have something in my hand at the end of the experience.
This is it for now. I have more coming, but they need to dry.
Black, white, yellow ochre, pthalo turquoise, metallic bronze
Dismantled Thing 9 : Venus Gate
Oil on cardboard
7” x 10 1/2”
detail / texture
February 14, 2021