16"x20" Acrylic on Cradled Panel
Acrylic skin adhered to cradled panel...
This piece is part of a brand new series of Organic Abstracts.
My paintings are poured - as you can see at the bottom of the home page of my website HERE.
The paint runs off of the canvas into big black bins.
Sometimes I pour the paint from the bins through a strainer back into a container to reuse
( depending on the color it became)
Other times, I leave it and continue to pour new paintings over the same bin.
After several pours of different paintings-I set the bin aside.
This paint dries over the course of a couple of weeks....how well and evenly it dries depends on many factors, including the thickness of the many paints used- the colors ( yes- some dry differently) and the temperature of the room- if the temperature varies greatly over the weeks it cal alter how the skin dries.
Once it is dry ( and this is the very tricky part), I attempt to pull the entire skin in one whole piece from the bin.
If I am successful- I then turn it over for the great "reveal" of the underside.
This is itself is an art, as they can tear very easily.
Some of these skins are unimaginably beautiful- and others.....not so much.
I have been collecting the skins for quite sometime, and decided the time was right to begin presenting them.
This skin was breathtaking-so very unique -in each line, I see the words and thoughts and emotions that were a part of every painting that contributed to what you now see.
This series is very close to my heart for just that reason.I am an expressionist- every painting I pour is packed full of emotions---these pieces are a combination of weeks of emotional ups and downs- highs and lows-sadness-joy-anger-peace.
I love this presentation-because it means nothing in the process of the pouring gets wasted.
Some of the cradled panels have painted sides. On this one, however, I have adhered strips of the thinner pieces of the skin to the sides.
It gives it a very natural-oragnic feel., as seen in the image below.