This is the beginning of a new piece that will be part of the Cicada, Cicada series. I have a few different ideas for the direction this piece might take and am curious to see where it goes.
Resonance, the drawing at the top of this post, will be on exhibit at the 72nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit of the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI from April 8 – June 4, 2017. It’s 48″ x 48″ and graphite on paper. In the photo above, it’s installed on our living room wall, it’s temporary home, hence the reflection of a stained glass window on the opposite wall.
Over the past year I’ve found myself working more with graphite on paper and less with oil paint. This shift began as a response to practical concerns. My studio is sort of a three-season room and quite cold in the winter. Even though a space heater warms up the room quickly, it’s not my favorite place to be in the winter. So one day last winter I pinned a large sheet of paper up on a wall in our living room (which has lovely, radiant wood stove heat) and began to draw.
This initiated a series of works that require a slow, meticulous process with lots of tiny marks, quite the opposite of my usual active painting style. I’ve dedicated this coming summer to continuing the series. So far, paint has entered only in the smallest of ways but I think that might change. Just seeing the two images at the top of this post juxtaposed next to one another has some ideas percolating.
It’s about the process right now and I’m curious to see how the work evolves.