Thursday, June 13, 2013
These three photographs are the sections I like. But they do get buried in the cross-purposes of the overall image. Ugh.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I have a number of studio goals this summer--one being a re-opening of THIS space, which for a few years was a helpful record of painting ideas. And then I had a baby.
But somehow that baby is nearly two, and I think I am finally regaining my equilibrium on a lot of levels.
So to re-begin, I'm posting some pictures of the studio today.
Some of the things I am looking at include the Byzantine mosaics at Santa Prassede in Rome--which I saw last summer--and the mosaics in Ravenna (which I hope to visit next summer....). The notion of building an image piece by piece, shape by shape--one shape pushed up next to another--is a potent visual and conceptual idea for me. Underlying the idea is the possibility that such building relationships could, in theory, continue on forever...bit by bit, piece by piece, slowly, slowly. Simple relationships that become complex by virtue of infinite accumulation are the base off of which I jump these days.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Here are some recent Lauren Luloff paintings that fuel the push for me. Love these--their informality, their delight in the specificity of fragments, their "world dipped in paint" quality. If the most important, most delightful moments of the world were dipped in paint and gathered together, this is what we would see.