Monday, May 14, 2012

"North Coast Hazards"

In some ways, this recent piece represents a somewhat new direction for me.  I'm using the same materials that I generally use: found and vintage papers, gesso, acrylic paint, matte medium, and matte varnish, but have built up considerably more layers than usual.  Some of the visual elements that were quite prominent at certain points during the creative process, have become hidden, or have disappeared altogether, in the final piece.  North Coast Hazards does, however, explore a theme I have investigated before: a fascination with geography and maps. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Three Questions Answered With Art

I've submitted pieces for all three of the questions for Seth Apter's call for 5" x 5" artwork that answers three of the questions from his book, "The Pulse of Mixed Media," using words (and images, if desired).  The pieces I created are shown, below, in the following three posts, with their corresponding questions as the title of each post.

If your artwork could talk, what would it say?

Every fragment tells a story.

Who has had the most impact on your creative life?

Mr. Jack Howard: my high school art teacher from 1960-1964, who gave me the tools, showed me the way, and helped me to access an imagination that I hadn't realized I possessed.

What is one thing you've never shared with the creative community?

The event which led to an epiphany beginning my creative journey.