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Dandy

Dandy

This painting is an experiment in various wet on wet techniques, in an effort to create an abstract field upon which the viewer can project their subjectivity. The main motivation behind this piece was the Gainesville, Florida cloudscape.

As with most of my work, the spontaneous organic form is the most significant. It is my belief that by allowing the fractal nature of the interaction between paint/canvas/water to play out, there is a degree of complexity that cannot be achieved otherwise.

The dark burn pattern in the foreground was created with high-voltage electricity, which burns fractal patterns into non-conductive mediums. It functions as the compositional foreground, even though it is physically recessed into the cardboard. This effect is complimented by the relatively 'empty' region of the painting, serving to represent openness in a cloudy sky.

Because the electrocution process can make the cardboard warped and frail, the painting has been fixed to wood— its sides sealed with an acrylic/silicone mixture— and coated with an archival varnish. This will preserve the gouache paint, and ensure that the painting will remain in good condition.

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Details

Size
20.0" x 30.0"
Medium
Gouache and High-voltage electricity on Cardboard

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