Day Twelve/Image Twelve

“Afloat.” Ceres Gallery. New York. Solo Show.

Frito wrappers cut out. Floating across a background of Aspen trees. Some of these pieces have been sold (a lot actually), but this one was purchased by some very dear friends of mine. It will soon hang in their home in Los Angeles.

Now is a good time to bring up subject matter vs overall aesthetics.

These pieces, one by one, were completed with the main concern being, how the composition, color and design hold the piece together. How each collage “flows” within the square format. I do love the themes of natural disasters, bizarre juxtapositions, and pop imagery. But the main concern always is how each element in the piece “works” to contribute to the total image.

In this blog, I am commenting “after-the-fact” as a viewer. I am looking at these collages anew, long after I have completed them, so my take on them, (assigning meaning to them, etc.) is from a detached take, not from me, the artist.