- Materials: Tempera on newsprint, print media
- Support: Birchwood cradle
- Size: 6″ x 6″
- Year: 2022
- Ready to hang
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Using my vintage tempera-on-newsprint Kindergarten paintings – yes, I still have them! – I apply a cropped portion to a firm support and let a story appear.
I then cut out gestural figures from print media and – generally – reverse them to see what surprises I find and how they play with each painting’s colors and lines. I look for an intriguing match.
In this series of smaller 6″ x 6″ works, simplicity counts, so each features a single cut-out figure or group interacting within the intimate space.
Sorta Directionless points out (visual pun intended) that sometimes there is too much visual information. Here are too many clashing lines and colors with no real center of interest. Should we look at the intersections? the depths? the contrasts? Or, in this case, our gaze stops at the only clear thing we can recognize, which is pointing us thattaway. We stay right there, sorta relieved to be directed out of the frame.