A New Old Piece

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October 2, 2014 by smithartonline

Captured Whale Mixed Media 8.5 X 13 X 2.5 inches

Captured Whale
Mixed Media
8.5 X 13 X 2.5 inches

I have begun sorting through various and sundry pieces, which were started and then stashed away before completion. This painting is part of the series of works defined by the use of whales and the whaler’s wife figures. Often the bound whale is central to the work. Occasionally the human figure will be bound as well: I will let the viewer make the connections on their own in these cases.

This is an experimental work in the use of the arc over the female figure. In an earlier post I mentioned my use of plumbing pipe to obtain the arc form: the down side is the negative physical impact of cutting grinding and sanding the PVC. In an attempt to prolong my mortal existence, I found an alternate way to form the arc by steaming and forming the element using layers of thin glued up wood.

A series of wooden strips are steamed and then pressed into the rounded form to dry to shape.

A series of wooden strips are steamed and then pressed into the rounded form to dry to shape.

The dried arc is applied to the carrier base. The surface is then built up with an acrylic modeling paste.

The dried arc is applied to the carrier base. The surface is then built up with an acrylic modeling paste.

So my new assignment is to start digging through my partially completed art and either complete them or prime them out and start over.

 

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Papergirl Blackburn is still on tap to show 6 to 16 November at St. John’s Center in Lancashire. For specifics regarding the genesis and submission information, their site is here at Papergirl Blackburn.

The work I shipped to Papergirl Blackburn in England, Kitsune Wedding, may be seen at my previous posting.

The show is not focused only on one art form but breaks down the artificial boundaries that force the myriad of artistic endeavors into neat little boxes. Rather than building barriers, art forms are exhibited together: graphics, musical scores, poetry – everything in the realm of creativity. Creation is interactive and does not segregate the various forms of expression into neat little categories. This is also a wonderful way for creative minds to present a gift to the receptive viewer. Artists receive no monetary recompense; these are truly gifts to be enjoyed.

 

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