Wednesday, December 23, 2015

UNDERPINNINGS: Visiting my studio

It was a busy November with two different video crews coming to film at my studio. 

One was for the Fitchburg Art Museum show "Land Ho" an exhibition I was invited to participate in as one of the regional landscape artists. This was put together by the audio/visual department at Fitchburg State College. (4 min)
Link to video

The second is the January edition of Arts and Ideas, a Shrewsbury Ma cable art program produced by Susan and Louis Swinand. (28 min)


Link to video

Thursday, December 3, 2015

UNDERPINNINGS: Simplifying symbols

Looking back trough past work, I had some thoughts on how to focus on the symbols by giving them the full attention. The first two of these are portraits of a symbol series and the suggestion of what I understand that series to mean.

 Note the number in the upper right, this is one thought on how to title the collection of 6"x8" diagram paintings for thesis show.

Weather Disturbance: The 'Eagle Scout Effect'. 8"x6". This is a collage and painting of the information layer of the much earlier piece The Eagle Scout Effect. 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

LESSONS: Making it all fit

Model for thesis show 

The table is really a display case and is a little bigger than it should be. It will contain the small diagram paintings and the glossary booklets. The other item is a book stand which will hold the Current Theory portfolio. The pole? Well that is a surprise.

Friday, November 20, 2015

CREATIONS: Call and Response

This is a piece I made specifically for a show - Grayscale, Call and Response - hosted by Artsworcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum. This piece is in response to one of the 7 pieces selected from FAM's permanent collection. Satellite by Simo Hannula.

Video of 20th Century Art Stars: Sky Chart Aligned


ADVENTURES: diagramming found objects cont'

Further experimentation with found objects and diagrams:

Untitled at this point. Acrylic circles, cut vinyl, binder clips, polyester and wood. 8"x12"

The slowly growing group.


(Added 12/3) Untitled. 6"x5" Homosote, acrylic paint, acrylic sheet, cut vinyl, brass tacks, hardware.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ADVENTURES: diagramming found objects

This is the first . . .

Untitled. Acrylic and vinyl. 12"x12"x8", map pins, metal screen, string, wooden form.

Friday, October 23, 2015

ADVENTURES: taking the diagram to new surfaces

I decided to take the colorforms out again and start playing with them using miscellaneous materials kicking around the studio.

Colorform graphs: 6"'x8" clayboard, polyester, lexan, vinyl, wood. Same for details below.    

And then there are these:
The Last Supper 6" round, polyester, acrylic and vinyl. Temporary binder clip for support  
Starry Night  6" round, polyester, acrylic and vinyl. Temporary binder clip for support. 

And finally this guy:

Untitled -Found painting, Lexan, vinyl and wood.