- Materials: Crayon, tempera, oatmeal paper, acrylic paint
- Support: Birchwood cradle
- Size: 10″ x 8″ 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.
With Weaving No. 4 we have a crayon resist painting done on thick oatmeal paper. The original large painting consisted of parallel dashes of all the crayon colors covered with black paint, which was probably fun to see revealed. The weaving’s evenness and blackness is angled carefully to let the soft pink background swirls do their swirling around it.