Monday, November 26, 2012

Same problem, different solutions

I have a strong memory of mountains of coal standing next to the pits in the area where I grew up.The problem: how to take the different shapes and marks derived from those memories, extend their abstract possibilities, and organize them in a flat space.

One way: keep adding collaged layers and painted layers (using a nozzle and paint-tube) until the space fills up completely:


A second way: drawing only, using airbrush pigment, fluid acrylic and brush, followed by the paint-nozzle:

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Another way: nozzle only:


And yet another: take poured and dried shapes, and collage them on top of and around each other:


I keep trying to cram all these ideas into one picture, but maybe the better thing to do would be to allow them each their own series.

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