Mixed media on wood panel including Japanese origami papers, acrylics, and inks on yupo paper, mounted on a wood cradle.
Original art is 6”x6”x 1”
Hailing to my illustration roots and training, this small painting began as a graphite drawing on a raw wood surface. The next layers down were acrylic paints - usually just black, and a myriad rainbow of oil pastels. I use these particular elements to break apart the composition in something I call “Deconstructing.” Why would I “mess up” a perfectly good drawing? The answer- to see what lies beyond that. In deconstructing the typical, known compassion, a piece gets multilayered, and its meaning deepens, expands, and grows. I alternate between paints, graphite and oil pastel as the process coalescing into a image or several images. I apply origami paper where I find it needs pattern, or shape., and then add final details to the painting with an illustrators touch.