Thursday, March 15, 2012
I am working to make these paintings by doing something that is like an actual geomorphic process. Mostly the works are done on paper which serves as the landform. I introduce pigments which are dissolved to varying degrees in varying solutions. I score the paper surface and introduce "obstacles" (like wire or thread or pencil marks) on the surface.
The aim is to create disturbances in how the pigment solutions can move, and ultimately how and where they dry. Making many layers on each painting, letting each dry before beginning the next, creates an actual history.
Each of these paintings, though fairly simple in appearance, is composed of dozens of layers and can take over a year to make.