After cutting up canvas that I staple around the wooden stretchers that eventually become paintings I am frequently left with long thin strips of material. The wider remnants I resew together and am able to ‘reuse’ again to be restretched for another painting. But what to do with those pieces that are too narrow to be resewn? Weave them, of course, loose threads and all. My default is the portrait.
Friday, April 19, 2013
This series began with a painting called The Romantics that I had made into a giclee print. I cut two of the prints into strips and wove them back together to create the checkerboard texture visible in the portraits. The two figures in the prints were used as points of departure for the portraits. After cutting the portraits in half I paired them separately creating a conflicting kind of dissonant.