January 07-09 2011
Acrylic, Paper, Gloss medium, and Lacquer on Canvas
16" x 20"
I was spending the night alone one Friday night when I decided it had been too long since I just let my creative juices do as they please. I pulled out the acrylic paint and squirted globs all over the canvas. I took a big brush and blended them together. Then I realized it looked something like a kindergaten painting which sparked my interest in education. I decided book pages would look nice. Having found the best pages I could possibly have asked for I pasted the pages from the American Spelling Book onto the canvas. I looked at it once and decided it was too bright and happy. It did not reflect the way I was feeling. I then put a thick coat of gloss medium mixed with acrylic paint onto the enitre piece. I felt this dimmed the messages in the pages so I pasted new pages onto the piece. I then deicded the piece needed an antique look so I threw a black wash in areas. Then to top off the entire piece I splashed white gold lacquer on the canvas. After creating this spontanerous piece I realized it represented my angst towards not being able to serve my lifes purpose, TEACH. This fact is constantly on my mind and I guess it just needed to come out.
Please let me know what you think of this spur of the moment piece!