I'm pleased to share that my work is part of issue 120 West edition of New American Paintings. This issue was curated by Evan Garza, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art at UT Austin. This is one of two spreads of my work in the catalog.
I worked on a few new paper pieces, two with somewhat of a limited palette. The third piece was all about play, mark integrity, and connecting shapes. I used watercolor with colored pencil and a few flecks of iridescent watercolor. Recently I took a week and completely reorganized my studio and sorted all my supplies. Seeing the colored pencils together in this container makes me happy.
Do you remember this spring when I mentioned a new collaboration of which I'm taking part? I have added my most recent contribution, entry number 19, inspired from a drawing by Katherine Wheeler. I started with a flat pattern and soon abandoned that for gesture. I wanted to include the blue and repetitive marks, garnered from Katherine's piece, as well as triangular shapes. The piece became quite layered as I worked on it, and I did a bit of subtractive work, lifting pigment from the paper then painting back over it to create depth.
It's interesting to me to see what each artist gathers from the previous entry to inspire their response. You can follow along as the project progresses at opticalechoesproject.tumblr.com.