July 1, 2015 by smithartonline
Tethered continues my use of collage techniques and the adding of three-dimensional objects to the flat paper support. Initially I did not have a preconceived notion of where the work would go – I simply began playing with paint and images. Many of the symbols have been re-purposed from other works though the boat and whaler figure were developed during the time I was working on this piece.
When the work was about finished, I began to add a few things to give some grist for the viewer’s interpretation. I added the white lines to both the whale and the whaler figures. I will leave it up to you to arrive at the connection between these two tethered figures. Create your own tale.
Papergirl Belfast opened their latest exhibition this past weekend, 27 June. The show will be on view through 4 July. Specific details about the show along with pictures of the opening may be found on their Facebook page.
I posted one piece, Deer Lover, to the organizers for inclusion in the show.