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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Colorful Alphabet (2005)

The alphabet was written out using a bamboo stick and latex fluid (artists' resist). When the latex dried, I applied Dr. Martin's watercolor dyes; when that dried, I peeled away the latex. I may have added a few extra spatters. It was 6 years ago so I can't recall all the details.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three Faces

Found these recently. Little watercolor faces done spontaneously on 3 by 5 inch paper. Curious to me. Who are they? Maybe if I gave them names. Any suggestions? I think I would choose Shifty, Boris and Chico, though not necessarily in the order shown. Can you tell which name would go with which face?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Totally Today 2/8/11

Another subconscious doodle using pens, ink and paper that were leftover from a recent project. That project was the creation of a small bound book that will contain farewell messages to a colleague at the college. I chose the theme "Fare Thee Well" partly because of a Dylan song that contains that phrase. The prominent FA was a practice for the book itself. Then, today, while chatting on the phone with a chatty friend, I doodled away and here's what I got. It was fun and, oddly, organized in a very loose way. I hope to be able to live my life that way: loosely organized. I guess we could come up with psychological interpretations but, hey, just a doodle. A fun doodle, but still that's all. Looks cool, though. To me. Oh yeah. 4" by 7 1/2 ".

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Abstract Weave Drawing 1980

This is a very small drawing, around 4 inches by 6 inches. It was done with a fine tipped marker on paper that is definitely not acid-free! The drawing is fading and the paper is yellowing, but still, I like it. It's odd that, years later, I got interested in doing actual paper weaves, probably first seen in brother Dennis' inspiring studio space.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Abstract Drawing 1997

This never-before-seen-in-public drawing was done 14 years ago. It's in a sketchbook so it holds up well. And you can forget about it for a long time and then rediscover something from the distant past. The medium was watercolor or gouache and it's about 8 by 10 inches. Maybe I should just call it "Greenthing '97."

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2002 Pentagon Collage

Back in 2002 I did this geometric construction piece with collaged graph paper, approximate 5" by 7" in a sketchbook. I don't think I ever posted this before but I realize that I like this a lot. The arrangement of ones and zeros form a counting sequence from 1 to 5 in the binary number system (base 2). The geometric construction is again quite loose, but then, I like it like that!