plastic and wooden picture frames
22" x 77"
acrylic, string on canvas
30" x 65"
mixed media on canvas
41" x 30"
I was updating my website, and came across three images that I feel speak to each other. It is interesting to see your own jpegs, stock-piled on your hard-drive, that somehow lead you to see them in a different way. This experience lead me to make this post. A mini-retrospective of the year 2010. These works visually sum-up my ideas and practices for a very creative time for me. This time came just before discovering the rigid foam I use so much now. These assemblages/combines come direct from my core, a core that loves object, loves shape, loves color harmony and uniform, and most importantly: composition.
I am reminded of how the "domestic" life influenced these works. They are portraits haunted by the ghosts of the past, by one's desire to decorate to create a comfortable homestead, and also deal with familial isssues.
As my work takes a new direction in 2011, I'm reminded of where I came from. I love to assemble, to build, to use chroma and compose to achieve visual poetry. Here's to the new.
Thanks for reading. -Phillip