Sunday, August 30, 2009

Revelation 25


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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Revelation 24


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Friday, August 28, 2009

Revelation 23


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Found Friday 15

postcard from Atlantic City, handwritten on back "Riding a grasshopper"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Revelation 22


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Connecting the Dots

Recently I realized that the Test Pattern pieces that I've been working on seem to relate to a series of small charcoal on gessoed paper drawings from 2004. These drawings, which were done in response to some serious back surgeries that my niece was undergoing at the time, began as stacked vertebrae-like forms arranged either vertically or horizontally on a square-ish white ground. Eventually they morphed into something different (electrical circuits? building blocks? floor plans? game boards?) until they got too studied and fussy and the project ground to a halt after a month or so. Anyway, they got filed away and I hadn't really thought about them until recently, when I was thinking about the Test Patterns. Maybe it's the square ground or some of the solid blocky forms of the later drawings, but I can't help thinking there's a connection between the two bodies of works.

I like it when stuff like that happens - those "ah-ha!" moments when the dots get connected:

Revelation 21


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Revelation 20


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Monday, August 24, 2009

Revelation 19


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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Revolution 18


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Friday, August 21, 2009

Revelation 17


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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Revelation 14


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Monday, August 17, 2009

Revelation 13


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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Revelation 12


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Test Pattern - The Blue One

Here's the latest Test Pattern. I started this piece last month and finished it last week after returning from vacation. It doesn't have a title yet and I'm not quite settled on the orientation; so far I like how it reads with the large black square in the upper right.

Below is the the study that this piece is based on. I added bands of lighter/darker blue at the top of the finished piece to give the composition a bit more depth and have the piece read as more squares-within-squares.