- Materials: Tempera on newsprint, acrylic paint
- Support: Birchwood cradle
- Size: 12″ x 9″ x .75″
- Year: 2022
- Ready to hang
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Using the random strips leftover from my other Kindergarten Collages (which feature my tempera on newsprint Kindergarten paintings,) I weave them into various sizes and configurations and attach them to abstractly painted wooden supports. The goal being to make a lively visual interplay with the bright strips and their very patterned backgrounds.
In this series, I aim to use every last scrap in making new art from old and continuing my collaboration with my younger self. Back then if I and my classmates drew spontaneous patterns, we called them a “design” and just went with it, coloring in the shapes or adding more lines to suit. That’s the spirit with which I am generating these weavings, keeping the choices simple and letting the serendipity of it play first fiddle.
Weaving No. 3 has a little more room to move on its support, so it has two weavings: the larger angling at the bottom and curving towards the little 4-strip one at the top. They both interact on an earthy brown background with many circular shapes created by just twirling the brush to see what it would do…