Monday, March 9, 2009

. . . get a kick




out of these little accidental pieces of art made on foamcore with the leftover paint and texture material on my painting tools. This one is very crunchy; I would almost have to include a depth measurement along with the height and width (which is about 5 x 6".) I didn't really pay much attention to this one until I put the black mat on top of it and then it seemed to take on an exaggerated importance. Pay no attention to the white spots on the mat; my scanner bed needs to be cleaned from something I scanned that hadn't completely dried.


The trick for me on these experiments is to know when to stop. But actually, I can't screw them up, because they are total serendipity. And the more layers to them, the more interesting they become. I need to remember this when I'm making the "official" art. . . everything I do in the studio is a lesson, an experiment, gaining knowledge by doing something, anything. . . living up to the "what if I" tried this or did that.

7 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Very rich and yummy!

Miki Willa said...

This piece has such an organic feel to it. I like it very much.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I need to imprint your statement of wisdom on my brain. I know this about experimentation, yet so many times suffer from amnesia in the studio.
I like this piece!

A rambling rose said...

Love the idea of CRUNCHY ART!

Jazz said...

This is so amazingly cool. I love the texture of it.

Regina said...

Wonderful depth in this.

Mary Buek said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments. You know you all keep me going. And I know you all understand my inexplicable delight in these little random pieces of art that happen almost miraculously. That's why I'm not afraid to show them on this blog... because of your support and the fact that you "get it."