- Materials: Print media applied to the artist’s tempera-on-newsprint Kindergarten painting
- Support: Sealed Birchwood Cradle
- Size: 12″ x 12″ x .75″
- Year: 2022
- 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.
Leaving Grind Culture is about joyfully flying away from the rat race, the gears of industry, the daily grind. I use skateboarding magazines for the expressive figures they yield, and this guy is a classic. It’s also one of my most color-saturated paintings; the tempera paint must have been thickly mixed that day! My memory is that I was painting mountains or volcanos with chainsaw-type teeth. That image works well as a wired enclosure that our figure is energetically leaping over.