52 Tile, 2009
Mixed Media on board
Finally finished this piece tonight, now I can go on my trip to MA tomorrow and know I'm leaving a studio without unfinished business beckoning. Hoping when I get back in a week or so to take it to the gallery in stowe as they will have another opening early Sept and will want new work. Someone on facebook suggested I do a series of these and I can see myself doing that if I can somehow find enough old tiles that still have grout and backing on them. It is the BACK of the tile that is the most interesting and beautiful. This was a rather pain staking undertaking, having to find pieces of the grout and fit them just so, some were thick, old, crusty...it was like putting together a puzzle. I love this piece, it feels very powerful in person. So much so that I took it down from the wall and put it back on the table in the studio, I don't know why I do that with pieces that scare me, meaning, they feel too powerful to be on the wall just yet and I always envision them crashing to the ground with their shear weight. Not physical weight either, just their presence. Got alot of WOW's from Tod tonight (he is my art-o-meter). Good by people! Not sure when I'm coming back, wont have handy internet so who knows if/when I will post. Hope to be back alive, ready for whatever is next, maybe with more info about art studios, galleries, living and of course lots of found objects!