Mixed media - brush / knife and application of modeling paste to create edge
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ABOUT THE WORK
Material: canvas,Modeling paste
Series 2 - Composition 1 features a singular, large, anomalous shape dividing while balanced in its own space, and is... Read More
Series 2 - Composition 1 features a singular, large, anomalous shape dividing while balanced in its own space, and is one of several studies enlisting a similar shape to probe compositional constructs with rotating elemental emphasis.
As a non-objective experimentation my art is an exploration of the effects of form, line, texture, neutrality of color, with varied materials on canvas. Rather than creating an emotional expression or statement, my process is most often an intellectual exercise in puzzle solving…assembling and balancing the pieces to find a “comfortable” or “comfortably uncomfortable” compositional pose.
At times, a foray into a more representational painting style provides a respite from (what is for me) highly intensive non-objective studies. While remaining challenged by the same artistic elements, in choosing a "knowable" subject I am able to see a beginning and end mimetic in some way to a familiar world.
Whether my work is "formalistically" non-objective, emotively abstract, or representational, I recognize that my viewers will overlay their personal experience on their interpretation and ultimate connection or indifference to my art. Nevertheless, their reactions or non-reactions are always enlightening, amusing, and always appreciated.