Friday, January 20, 2012

How I Listen Is How I See

This collage is about 35 x 25 inches, including paper, ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, gouache, and chalk pastel.

I have been working on it along with a number of other pieces, both collage and oil paintings, in preparation for an upcoming online-only exhibition, with a concurrent open studio. The online exhibition will be with Galerie Cerulean, Abstract Art Online, beginning at the end of February; I hope to have the open studio near the end of the show, in March.

This piece will probably not be part of the online exhibition, although I will show it in the studio. It is a "revisioned" piece; I've been doing a lot of that lately. My work is changing so fast now that the place where I began is like a different ecosystem from where I am now traveling. I am not concerned with consistency, as I trust my work to have its own logic, and harmony within itself. But for the condensed and abbreviated experience of such an exhibit online, I will prefer that the individual pieces blend in the way a chamber chorus would. It tempts me to keep working on this piece so it will belong in the chorus; but maybe it would rather stand on its own.

I'm listening.


  1. I think it's a beautiful piece, and it will be interesting to see how it fits with future work. You might need a little time away from it to see if it wants to be on its own or with the group.
    ps: it would be nice if you uploaded a larger image file so we could see a bigger enlargement.

  2. Thank you, Altoon!
    Do you find the photo opens up big enough now? I appreciate feedback, on both the collage and the blog!

  3. This might be my favorite of yours!! Composition is striking. I've added it here as well:

  4. Tracey, thank you! "Pinterest" is cool, I'm going to look into that. Thanks for including my piece (and letting me know).


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