This has been quite a year so far.
After starting 2014 off with no body of work since 2012, and an inkling of what might manifest in the following year, I’m happy to report that progress has been made. It’s been a joy to begin the assimilation of serigraphy into my paintings and to see some developments occur.
I began with the Reclamation Series which is a free flowing group of works aimed at getting my aesthetic gears flowing again. Those works gave way to the Tz Series which relied more on the serigraph to start each piece, while aiming at keeping a sense of atmosphere through pattern and paint.
The Tz series informed the C&G series which is currently being investigated, as my interest in the theme of “cloaking devices and generators” is filling my head with ideas. Of course there have been various drawings, computer imaging, and even a sculpture or two. All in all this has been a very productive year.
My current goals are to continue assembling a large body of work, so that I can keep applying for various juried competitions and shows- as 2014 nears a close and 2015 presents new opportunities.
Thanks for all of the interest and support of my artistic journey, as there is nothing else I’d rather be dedicating my time towards. Here’s to an energetic year ahead!
How to see…
With this Tz series (Tz-2 and on…) an experiment with patterning and color dominance has begun. The intentional spacious field includes a lattice work of pattern in which strategically placed colors and shapes present an opportunity to experience visual modulation. These works have a goal of remaining ambient for the viewer rather than presenting a conscious dialog in the painted surface which aims at convincing a state of image, action, or feeling,
In order to experience this phenomenon it is required to see the painting in a home/ gallery or studio setting, as the nuances of aspect color cannot be reproduced digitally and at such a small scale. If one were to stare at the middle orange fluorescent link for a period of time, the field of the painting would start to resonate and become “alive” by offering a family of “Strategic Optical Receptors” in the form of colors or shapes.
It is my intent to present an “open visual resource” for the viewer which will allow a meditative state of observation, in hopes of inciting a unique personal dialogue for each individual.
I will go into further detail about the inspirations behind the Tzolkin Harmonic Module in future posts.
“orange sherbert and vanilla ice cream”
All aspects of the constructive process of painting have their place, but there will never be a substitute for mixing some fresh pigment.