Friday, June 1, 2012
I am exploring the idea of pouring objects in place with pouring medium. I am intrigued by the pouring medium because it tends to spread at different speeds and length; depending on the object it is poured over. Of course, the temperature has a lot to do with it, too. The concept of "Boundaries" comes to mind with this current exploration. I want to control the outcome of the pour but I sometimes cannot. It goes outside the boundaries of my expectations. It also crosses my boundaries of feeling safe. I have to take risks for the outcome. Can I control it?
Monday, May 14, 2012
A great interview I ran across on youtube. I am a big fan of Caio Fonseca. I really like his comparison of painting to composing music. After hearing a symphony do we ask what it means? Or do we just feel content by how it made us feel. We are more likely to dissect visual art compared to audio art. Why is that?
Saturday, May 12, 2012
I like to take a break and analyze my work. Step back and try and imagine what it will look like outside of the studio. It's easy to get so focused in on a detail especially when I start my amateur stitching. So, here are some photos I took with Instagram. Making art outta art...
Friday, May 11, 2012
I am constantly exploring ways to pour acrylic sheets so that I have new textures and patterns. I rely totally on intuition and not preconceived ideas as I put together new "molds" for the pour. So far, tape works well for the molds because the acrylic does not adhere allowing me to cut or sew it. (or whatever else presents itself to me!) Below are some process images showing this process.
Tape Mold ready for pour.
You can see the finished acrylic sheet in the bottom of this photo.
I am now composing these small pieces.