Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17

I cannot come up with a catchy title today- another week marked in the studio - new things happening -
or as my mentor says, "percolating".  I am immersed in some written work and thought about content and meaning. Pre-thesis work and it is bringing up some new and further thoughts for the work.
The piece above is collaged over that pink construction foam - I've been making these shapes and chunky tablets and using those as the base for the collage work.  It's like a big paper mache' project - brings me back to all the work I've done teaching art to children.  This piece is exploring marks made with sumi ink - and then cut and laid over the newspaper.  The general feel and look is intriguing to me - the ink smears just a bit, everything becomes a little blurry.  I'm moving back towards the long banners today and placing a second layer over those.

Monday, April 6, 2009


I'm going after more value range and have reversed out lots of sheets to use - the 3-D dimension is emerging and that is very interesting and very time-consuming.  All of the construction and covering takes hours, but it is a lot of fun.  The up-scaling continues and I'll soon be looking for new places to store and view things (my studio is not large - and the one big wall is a community space - fortunately, my studio mate likes having my stuff up right now -)