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Distraction: Progression of a Painting

 

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Panels for Distraction

Day 4, part 1

Day 4, part 1

Day 4, part 2

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 10

With the advent of technology‘mainly the digital camera and the Internet, I've decided that it might be kind of interesting for others to see the development of a painting. Most times, the finished painting that an artist creates and is seen by others is only the top layer, the final result of hours, days, weeks, and months of evolving ideas and brilliant mistakes and late-night dancing freakouts. But as creating is such an intimate experience for the artist, it has been rare throughout history for anyone to actually see the development of a certain piece.

I've been documenting the different stages of my latest work -- Distraction. It's still unfinished and I'm going to keep adding to this documentary as the work changes until I eventually decide I'm finished.

So far, this work has already evolved in concept and appearance. What began as one 6ft. x 6ft. canvas has already grown to what will eventually encompass the main piece as well as 99 8in. x 10in. panels that will serve as complement pieces. These 99 panels are not only complementary but integral to the creation of the bigger piece. In fact, the panels themselves are the paintbrushes used

to create the larger piece. Each of them will be unique and could stand on their own as investigations into the nature of paint‘its textures, characteristics, colors, etc. But taken all as a whole -- a total of 100 pieces‘So far, this work has already evolved in concept and appearance. What began as one 6ft. x 6ft. canvas has already grown to what will eventually encompass the main piece as well as 99 8in. x 10in. panels that will serve as complement pieces. These 99 panels are not only complementary but integral to the creation of the bigger piece. In fact, the panels themselves are the paintbrushes used to create the larger piece. Each of them will be unique and could stand on their own as investigations into the nature of paint‘its textures, characteristics, colors, etc. But taken all as a whole -- a total of 100 pieces -- each panel compliments the others to create an overarching narrative, wherein all parts are indispensable to the whole.

Iam hoping that this documentation will serve as my artist statement for this piece. So, enjoy and I will be making additions to this section as I continue on with the piece.

Check out Day 1