I've spent the last week preparing canvases. Cutting, pasting, screwing, priming, etc. I have not decided how to tackle the actual painting part yet. Today I printed some reference photos as a point of departure, a jumping-off point to get me started.
It is everyday things that I find most interesting. I catch a glimpse of something and imagine a whole world within it and around it. These glimpses can sometimes be very personal parts of me and my day. Mostly they evoke something greater than just color or composition, something I can't really articulate. One day I would like to publish a whole book of my reference photos and collages.
|dreadlocks. this color.|
|cherry tomatoes from the garden|
|a dwarf maple tree in my backyard|
|food that's gone bad and ends up in the trash is both an ongoing challenge, and resource for my work.|
stemming from my desire to never let anything go to waste and my guilty conscience when it does
|spotted this giant ball of rope at a friend's studio|
|clearly I'm obsessed|
|this is not a staged photo. the dirty dishes were really piled that high|
Some photos are from Instagram and Pinterest. Sorry some image credits are unknown. If I've swiped a photo from you unknowingly, thank you! and let me know so I can give you credit.