Monday, November 10, 2008
recycling, part 1
Above is Blue Rush (2006), a piece that never quite reached its potential. I thought it was finished at one point, but a nagging feeling kept tugging at me, pushing me to keep working on it, but I couldn't for some reason. I even talked with a couple of people about it, but still couldn't find a solution. I was stuck, so the best thing I could do at the time was to just put it away for a bit.
Well, it's been sitting for almost a year and-a-half with no changes made to it and I'm still not happy with it so I'm moving on. It's time to put this canvas to use for a greater good and recycle it for use with more current artistic concerns. With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting to document the changes the work will go through. I don't know how many stages I'll actually photograph because it's often difficult to stop and take a photo when you're in the 'zone' and pulling a piece together. No matter what happens, it'll happen naturally, so there might be 6 stages or there could be 20 or more, who knows what will happen.
With that said, below is the first stage of the change. I went up to the studio after work to prep a couple of wood panels and get started on this, as well. I flipped it horizontally and randomly chose this bright green just as a new ground to start from.