Thursday, October 29, 2009

Abstraction from "He's Never Coming Home"

In 2005, I participated in a show called "Coming through the Loop" curated by Sally White King. I was one of serveral artists in the show from the Water and Stone Artists Collective. Sally used 6 of the 60 images from my installation, "Hanging One's Grief Out to Dry" to advertise the show on a postcard mailing (see below). These 60 works consisted of individual 12"x12" panels which were wrapped in plastic, backed with tan corrugated card board, and hung on thin rope using clothes pins. The works were then hung on both sides of a very narrow hallway. I completed over 100 pieces using black and red-orange guache on white paper as a series of "grief paintings" in 2001 after my father passed away. These 60 images were selected from these paintings.

Last month, I completed an abstraction from one of the pieces called "He's Never Coming Home" which I designed as a black stencil over a white background on which I had painted a red circle (see below). I will be doing more of this.