2016 Finding New Means of Expression
Freeing artwork from the frame.1/ Over the years, collage has helped me to develop my vision. "Negative Space" begins the year 2016 that is totally focused on collage. Torn artworks of 140# cold pressed Arches watercolor paper from my archives. Studying this piece and seeing the power of the negative space focuses me on the relationship between the layers. There are at least three paintings in "Negative Space," The pieces are put together with pH neutral medium and mounted on 1/4" plywood. Hardware attached for hanging 2/ "Greater Than Square" was the second in this current series which began with the large "Negative Space". This collage, "Greater Than Square" demonstrates the power of removing my brush oriented artwork from a rectangle. It has been coated with pH neutral medium and mounted on 1/4" plywood. Hardware attached for hanging.
3/ A more recent collage, "Finding Expressive Means", done in the fall of 2016, continues to show the expressive capability of assembling torn paper.