Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It seems that everyone is in transition these days. The government is in transition. The economy is in transition. Corporations are in transition. Many industries are in transition. I'm in transition and the work above is a result of that transition. I've been leaning toward abstraction for several years .... stepping up just to the edge and jumping back into the safety of realism. Well, I finally took the plunge and love what has transpired. Visitation Shoji is actually five works in one; each portion on the shoji screen is an independent work adhered in a shoji-style frame. The original is 58"h x 40"w using inks, dyes, and metallic paints on rice paper and is available for purchase at $7,500 (USD). Prints of this work are available from Fine Art America (FAA) in various sizes from 6"x8" to 30" x 40".
I like the vehicle of the shoji screen as it is itself an item of "transition" ... whether from one room to the next or from old world to new world; the shoji is a threshold. Additionally, I'm really enjoying the freedom inherent in abstract works, as well as, the utilization of different techniques such as drip, spray, brush stroke, knife, absorption, and gravity to get the paint to flow onto the rice paper. Therefore, I see myself doing many more pieces in this vein. Let me know what you think of this new direction and I will provide updates on pieces as they are completed.
Posted by Paint and Pen at 9:31 PM