May 2 – June 23, 2019
As a child, I filled the margins of my notebooks; turning circles into spheres, shaping words into objects, creating 3 dimensional items from any shape. This younger-self attributed personality and spirit to objects that I engaged with. This sense of empathy carried over into adulthood and is paramount in my current works.
The original techniques of shading and extruding have been augmented with color theory, atmosphere, edge quality and experimentation. First the image is drawn using graphite and brushed around with turpentine. The background is blocked in, pulling the graphite into the paint and using it to darken and tone down the edges. This layer is thin and the ground of the board is allowed to reflect through. This increases the intensity of the color and by brushing, scraping and rubbing; the color can be augmented.
I like to bring attention, importance and character to the common items around us.