Well, I’ve been putting this off for a few days but it’s time: I need to do a post about my latest 100-day-project and what it all means.
My collages are created through a process of combining different media and ripped-up pages of marks. It then becomes a process of layering, adding, sometime subtracting, and re-configuring. I am trying to relate the paintings to this process, but instead of combining collage pieces, I am building up layers of marks, subtracting areas by covering them up and then adding more and more layers until I feel the image is resolved.
Here we are in April and it already feels like June here in Germany. Only weeks ago we had a frigid cold snap and now we are looking at 80-90°F weather this week. Like most people, I am very tuned into the seasons, especially seeing them unfold outside of my studio window. For the past… Continue reading Studio Update: Spring Explorations
Expanding My Mixed Media Repertoire I have never produced as much work and worked so consistently as I am now. I’m in some kind of flow and that means every piece I make informs the next. I think it was natural, then, to begin incorporating torn paper collage and paper cutting into the mixed media works I’m… Continue reading Everything But the Kitchen Sink…
Just a quick update on recent work. For a while now I’ve been wanting to add interesting background elements to my still life works. I had gotten into the habit of separating my objects from all context by showing them on a bare, white ground. This was significant, so I knew if I went back… Continue reading More New Work