A while back I bought some 4″ x 4″ project panels in a class pack from Dick Blick. I’ve used this surface in many sizes and applications over the years so I knew I’d figure out what to do with them sooner or later.
Over a period of months I added a little this and a little that to my group of twelve. Paint, India ink, collage, and finally text. In particular the text was cut from poems in a proof copy of one of my poetry books (so it’s me talking in every one of these pictures???)
Here’s where I ended up.
I photographed them in pairs selected at random.
They do lend themselves to being arranged into pairs. Well, honestly, pretty much all of them work with each other, it’s just a change in what they say. Amusing and occasionally illuminating. They shuffle among themselves all the solutions to the problems of the world?
Think about it.
I love both the idea and the execution. These are great!!!!
Thank you. I like these little squares, they are just the right size to make a series from.
These are excellent. It might be because there are a dozen of them but my brain wants to see them as jurors, individuals who are having to act as a collective, individual perspectives brought together to debate and discuss and decide.
I LOVE this idea.
What will your amazing brain and imagination come up with next, Claudia? These are intriguing and delightful. (You should patent it as a parlour card game?)
Thank you. I made these over a period of time, adding one element to all of them as I went, and never did I know where it was heading, but…it was so fun to see them actually turn into this. I have always loved the effects of randomizing – putting words or phrases together and they have something unusual to say, or in our mutual medium, random fabrics, for instance, or yarns. I feel like I make more sense when I try not to make sense, if that makes any … sense…!
It makes perfect sense. Thanks for the details of your process. Here’s to random!
I am loving the color combinations with the black and white people sketches – brilliant!
Thank you. I think black and white are essential parts of any composition, with how they emphasize the other colors, or else give a buffer between them.