Thursday, October 24, 2019

Back on the Wagon

It's been A WHILE since I've put paint or vinyl to aluminum.  There are a few reasons for this, but this post is about DOING not NOT DOING.

I took my least favorite small piece and decided to cannibalize just never brought me joy.

Meh. I tried.
24 inch diameter
I put some paint on it.  Then more paint and dragged through the paint while wet to make a texture.
Then I put more paint on!  And the magic happened when the sandpaper met the surface, revealing the ridges...
I like that you can see some of the old piece in a ghosty shadow.  It is the foundation of this work, after all.
Time to add orzos.  It took some work to figure out exactly how it needed to terminate.  I added and subtracted several times.
Subtle changes, but it took some walk-aways to think it over.
I think it's finished.  Feels great to have a new piece I like.  In 2020 I'll have a show at the Johnson County (Kansas) library, so I'm going to polish some old pieces.  But, honestly, I don't actually NEED to make more work, because I OVERFLOWITH.

24 inch diameter, as yet unnamed 
I'm looking forward to choosing a title, going through my on-going notes of phrases and poetic bits I find here and there to make a perfect match.

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