Since the start of the year, I have been steadily working on a new series of paintings and sculptures. The approach was different yet all too familiar. It had been a while since I kicked off a bunch of new large canvas painting with little to no preliminary sketches – this time I let the act of making be the inspiration.
Letting go of the end result allowed me to explore mark making in ways I hadn’t since the beginning of my art career. Almost abandoning the paint brush all together, I poured, splattered and sprayed layers upon layers trusting that something would happen. The idea was to capture unexpected magic. Something intentional yet unintentional. In other words, shut the brain up and let the heart speak.
Knowing I had an exhibition ahead was my only constraint to create a finish line — otherwise I would have just kept on painting. As the compositions emerged, I shifted into more planned sculptural work with a moment of scrap paper collage in between.
Next up will be the official show announcement. New work, new stride, and a refreshed sense of what’s possible.