|fly over, 2010|
yesterday i decided to venture into cleaning up the garage/print studio/woodshop and instead of making headway packing up tools and toys, i decided i'd try to get rid of some 'trash' by creating some assemblage frames to paint. i got 4 layed out and 3 put together yesterday, i hope to equal that today. i haven't painted one of these structures in a couple of years, but constructing the form is at least as challenging as putting paint on the canvas. i like to reuse materials when i can. i paint over canvases and rework sculpture. i use as much of my scraps and trash as is possible. i even picked up some guy's table base from off the curb last night when mindy and i went for our walk.
these paintings have been wildly popular for me. they look quite interesting as they are, even with out paint on them, and that can make me a bit timid to paint them, but once i get the gesso whitewashing all the surfaces, the shapes really pop out. then i can manipulate the way the colors and images play. the way they are put together, combined with the color palette i gravitate towards, and the 'print' imagery create an incredible cobbled-together-from-collected-shit aesthetic that is quite definitive of the environment i come from. keep an eye out for where this next series will show up.
|crows in the corn, 2010|
|city of wind, 2010|
we'll keep you posted! :)