- Materials: Print media applied to the artist’s tempera-on-newsprint Kindergarten painting
- Support: Masonite and Sealed Birchwood Cradle
- Size: 12″ x 12″ x 1.125″
- Year: 2021
- Ready to Hang
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Using my own Kindergarten paintings – yes I still have them! – I select and apply a section to a firm support and then the conversation begins…
I seek out gestural figures in periodicals and other paper ephemera, which are then reversed to see what serendipity they might bring. These images are aligned with the composition and colors of the painting to create or enhance a narrative.
The radiant blue circle is a natural sort of ensō, the Japanese symbol for enlightenment, the universe, even the void. Although done in my childhood, the circle has satisfied artists from the beginning. It makes sense to match my exuberantly colored innocent painting with a flowery silhouette who seems in awe and wonder of it all. So now we get to watch as it watches all of eternity.