Saturday, June 13, 2009

The work is on its way

Yes, I've packed it up and taken it to UPS - it takes 5 working days to arrive in Boston.  You'd think I would be relieved and relaxed but no, I have lots of writing and reading to finish up.  I tinkered in the studio until the last minute, added some not-square boxes and continued to play around a bit. You can see the pile of stuff from the other photo in the studio.
The taller piece by itself in the photo is separately on its way to the Boston Young Contemporaries show. Thanks to Anarita for the hand delivery today. That show opens the last Friday we are there - June 26th at Boston University.
Until next semester, good bye!

Monday, June 1, 2009

paper and ink

These surfaces on newsprint are threatening to overwhelm my studio.  I have stacks of different patterns and motifs - some on the classified sections, some on plain newsprint.  I use sumi ink and acrylic spray paint to make the marks and then let go of the control as much as possible.  I am taking big sheets like these to make assemblages - which I later cut up and collage on some of the chunkier pieces. I actually liked the uneven-ness of this piece just as it is - which of course comes from not caring or thinking about what I am doing and being surprised later.  Moving around the brain.