The series features my own handmade paper on canvas. Each brick is a separate piece of paper painted using a variety of painting techniques. The grout texture is made by using the surface of the canvas along with modeling paste and sand swiped from the neighbor's sandbox. What really makes these work is that I finally figured out how to use shadowing to enhance the texture of the papers. Ah, progress!
Here are some pictures from the evening...
|This picture gives you an idea of the scale of the work. It also shows me looking better than usual.|
|I like the size of this one and the colors turned out really nice. I plan to use this one as my "show" piece and will finally have something to enter into the Kalamazoo Area Show this year.|
|This is the smallest painting, 24" x 18" but the most involved. The patches are plaster, the bricks are handmade paper.|
The show is up at the Center for New Media/KVCC (downtown Kalamazoo, across the mall from the Raddison) until the 28th of November.