|Last Garden, 2011, 24" x 24", |
painted cardboard, book parts, patinated copper, album cover parts, tacks, encaustic
|Last Garden detail|
|Remnant of a Dream, 2011|
painted cardboard, book parts, patinated copper, tacks, encaustic
|Remnant of a Dream detail|
And now here's one below that I've been thinking of for a while - a mostly black painting made with tar paper. The image below shows the piece in the laying out stage without all the tacks and encaustic. The top left part is just bare panel painted with black gesso and with the marks of the previous piece that I stripped off of it. That look is what really prompted me to make this new work.
|Black One, 36" x 36", tar paper, book parts, patinated aluminum, tacks|
You can see that it's really not all black because the book covers do add color, although the color doesn't look as strong in person as it does here. I am excited about making this one because it relates to previous works that I made with tar paper back in the mid-'90s. Here is one of those below:
|Tar Paper Piece, mid-1990s, about 22" square, tarpaper, found wood, tacks, nut shells, paint|
Of course when I look back at old work, it makes me wish that I knew then what I know now after many more years of working, thinking, experimenting and looking. That "if I only knew then" is the kind of remark my mother always used to make to me when I was growing up, but youth always has its own ideas. There's no short cut to knowledge. It has its own timetable.