Monday, February 20, 2012
"The Right Direction"
($40.00.....6" x 6"....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"To hit the floor running is good, but only if you're going in the right direction." If you've ever been lost while traveling and gone for miles in the wrong direction, then you can fully understand this quote. The choices we make everyday are like that road trip. Make sure you're going in the right direction.
There was a directional pull in this pouring medium that caused the color to go into two different directions. Not only did it help portray the meaning of the quote, but it divided the space into four quadrants. This type of unequal division is a very good intentional format to follow. Effective cropping caused part of the division, but running a plastic fork through the medium in different directions also helped. There is very little marbling going on because of the extreme wetness of the paper and the dilution of the nickel azo yellow in the first color to be poured.
This technique is not as complicated when working on a small piece like this one, but if larger pieces...like a 12" x 12" on up...are created, a heavier paper will need to be used such as a 140 lb. Hot Press or 300lb. HP. Just a few more things to think about.
Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.