Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grids, Miniature, and the Longing for Multiple Dimensions

My work has been possessed by two separate impulses since I hung my last body of work.  Last week I gave an artist talk on the show which is up in Bangor, Me at the Rock and Art Shop, which really helped to focus my thoughts on what that work was about.  The talk allowed me to understand better what transformations the work had taken and how to explain those changes.  Since I put together that work I have have been working on a very large series of grid pieces on plywood that have since started to become the White Lodge project, which I discussed in my last post.  The second avenue that my work has taken is more akin to the route that my work was on when I created my thesis work back in 2013. 

I am becoming interested, again, in the idea of very small pieces adding up into an overwhelming mass of changing color and form.  Currently I plan to stagger a series of one inch square rods in the corner of a gallery wall.  I haven't figured out how to construct the foundation of this project but have been busy at work developing the surface level.  Here's an image of the drawn and staggered rods.

As I've been adding color this piece has been really taking a form that I am pleased with, however.  I can't wait to get these pieces accumulated in larger numbers so that I can understand better what this layout will do to the eye.

More to come later. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welll that's art !