Original Painting Size: 36"x48" Medium: acrylic, spray paint, paint pen on canvas
Constructed & Deconstructed Squares A New Series of 12 Paintings
Art Reception (Last day of this show) Friday 3.15.19 6-8pm Location: 5806 Traffic Way Atascadero, CA
About the Show:
Mindset: Duality is everywhere. It exists in the internal and the external world. It is the difference between the individual and the group. It shows up as clear paths and brick walls. Duality is the choice between persisting or quiting. We can choose empathy and understanding or we can choose rage and destruction. Our choices are endless. For me, one choice stands out, the ability to choose gratitude over resentment
Work: This painted series visually illustrates the essence of duality. Look close enough and you can see the duality of my painting process.
A layer of color is painted- it’s bright and bold or more subtle(construction)
Line drawing creates individual abstracted spaces(construction)
The dripping technique is used to streek sections of the image which creates interesting depth and shadow. (deconstruction)
Repeat the previous steps until my desired image is complete
Within this particular process of painting are countless moments of duality. At times I feel uncertain and blocked as if the next obvious step will never show up. At other times, I find myself feeling states of flow, my conscious mind steps back and observes my subconscious mind take over and do the work. This is painting as a meditation. In the end, this style of painting Constructed & Deconstructed layers has become a meditation which leads me to feeling balanced, at peace and most importantly, grateful.
Almond Blossom Workshop Sat 3.23.19 7-9pm Seats Available Here