A New Work

December 12, 2017


This is my latest piece. It's titled "October Piece." I gave it that title because I worked on it for the month of October. It's all I did that month, and for part of November, too. What are the ideas here? Too many to recount in this space. One might be serendipity. All of the pieces of this piece came from failed pieces, works that I cut up and tore up, and put the scraps into garbage bags and tossed them into a corner of my studio. And forgot about them. I suppose I was tired of looking at them because, as I said, they reminded me of failed work. Sometime later, I left my studio (I'll try to explain this later) and moved back home to help an aged parent. Wanting somehow to get back into working, I remembered the bags of scrap paper in the studio corner. I brought the bags home and started assembling the pieces on the floor, putting like shapes together, and just working very fast, very free, and intuitively. The work, a drawing, came together very quickly (this is a drawing, by the way). 


October Piece 

gouache, acrylic, cut and pasted paper 41 x 27" 2017

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