I have always liked working in series. It seems that an idea needs to go through a range of possible expressions before I am satisfied that it is “finished.” Sometimes a group of related work consists of a few pieces, sometimes many over a long period of time.
This month’s Art Pick is one in a series of fourteen acrylic paintings on paper with embossing. It is number 7 of 14. It is typical of my work during the 80”s when I was also making large acrylic “stain” paintings. Instead of pouring on canvas on the floor, (which made my studio look jazzy) I poured the paint on paper. I embossed the paper front and back (convex and concave lines) using heavy cord or lightweight wire and a press.
Here is “Fourteen 7”.
This is a painting from that period.
Here are three more from the series. You can compare and contrast them to “Fourteen 7”.
When is a series finished? Usually, when other ideas intrude.
Remember – the Art Pick is available all month at a 30% discount. $850 less 30% = $595.