Thursday, October 13, 2011

That's Him

The man has a big job.

Friday, October 7, 2011

All Alone in this World

The lone Chinese street sweeper. She is all alone to do her work at the center of the intersection.

Bless her.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Break for Sculpture

An engaging Louise Nevelson piece. To me, this one seems to move. There is no mistaking her work. When you see a Louise Nevelson, you know it, this one displayed at MoMA.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Friends for the Long Haul

Once you get away from creating a piece that is all oil paint, or all acrylic, creating a work that is stable with respect to archival concerns is, well, complicated.

I am working on a series involving collage, and the number of materials mounting up the the piece is boggling. Starting with canvas, then gesso, rice paper, newspaper, gell adhesives, fixatives, liquin, oil paint, and finally, Chinese calligraphy ink. The components of many of these materials are themselves complex.

Having them all make friends, and all in the right sequence and correct amount of set time, that is the task at hand.

How long the work will last, well, no one can know.