Saturday, September 18, 2021

New Work: Sewer Covers and Sealed Crack Lines Around Them #8

The eighth in my series, Sewer Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them, incorporating photos of sewer covers in my neighborhood and the sealed crack lines around them. The sealing of cracks is meant to help prevent further damage on the street. 

The paintings include acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on monoprinted, painted and stitched construction fence fabric, painting, stamped dots, and more stitching on 6” x 6" board.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

New Work: Gas Cover and the Sealed Crack Line Around It



Gas Cover and the Sealed Crack Line Around It is a companion piece to Sewer & Water Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them, and the Sewer Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them series, all inspired from walks in my neighborhood.

Crack sealing is a technique that seals street cracks to protect the asphalt from further deteriorating. I see it as mark making and find it inspiring.

This painting incorporates an acrylic skin of a gas cover photograph on a nearby street, and monoprinted construction fence fabric, all collaged on 6” x 6" board.

Monday, September 6, 2021

New Work: Sewer & Water Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them



Sewer & Water Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them is a companion piece to the Sewer Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them series, both inspired from walks in my neighborhood.

Crack sealing is a technique that seals street cracks to protect the asphalt from further deteriorating. I see it as mark making and find it inspiring.

This painting incorporates acrylic coated photographs and monoprinted and stamped pieces of construction fence fabric, all collaged on 6” x 6" board.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Work in Progress: Dates in a Life Walking Project 2021

New work in progress through August in my Dates in a Life Walking Project 2021, a year-long painting documenting the number of steps I walk, and the number of flights of stairs I climb, each day. 

This summer has been one very hot and humid in Massachusetts so I wasn't able to walk as much as I would have liked. The heat simply zaps my energy. So far September is more like August's of the past. Warm during the day and cool at night. I'm hopeful for more energy and walking in September.

The black icons represent 0-9999 steps, red is 10,000-19,999. If I walk 20,000 or more steps it's a yellow icon. 

The background colors represent how many flights of stairs I climbed each day.

The yellow dots on one Sunday and one Saturday are for days I rode my bike 7 miles each day. Each dot equals a mile.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

New Work: Sewer Covers and Sealed Crack Lines Around Them #7

Sewer Covers and Sealed Crack Lines Around Them #7

mixed media on stiffened fabric on board 
6" x 6"
2021

Number seven in my series Sewer Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them, incorporating photos of sewer covers in my neighborhood and the sealed crack lines around them. The sealing of cracks is meant to help prevent further damage on the street. 

This painting looks more like a black and white rose, or a hat. Definitely not a sewer cover with lines are around it.

The paintings include acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on monoprinted, painted and stitched construction fence fabric, painting, stamped dots, and more stitching on 6” x 6" board.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

New Work: Sewer Covers and Sealed Crack Lines Around Them #6

Sewer Covers and Sealed Crack Lines Around Them #6
mixed media on stiffened fabric on board 
6" x 6"
2021

This is the sixth, with three more to finish, in my series Sewer Covers and the Sealed Crack Lines Around Them, incorporating photos of sewer covers in my neighborhood and the sealed crack lines around them. The sealing of cracks is meant to help prevent further damage on the street. 

This time I used black paint for the dots and I didn't fill up the whole space.

The paintings include acrylic skins of the photographs collaged on monoprinted, painted and stitched construction fence fabric, painting, stamped dots, and more stitching on 6” x 6" board.


Sunday, August 15, 2021

New Work: Hopscotch and Sealed Crack Lines


Hopscotch and Sealed Crack Lines

mixed media on stiffened fabric on board 
6" x 6"
2021 

New work, Hopscotch and Sealed Crack Lines.

I was inspired by multicolored chalk hopscotch drawn in an alley that I walked by three times before deciding to take a picture.

When I started painting the lines around the chalk and fabric hopscotch lines on this painting, I realized the Micaceous Iron Oxide paint I was using looks very similar to the material used for the sealed crack lines on the streets in my neighborhood and in the alley where I took the picture. Two very different forms of mark making. Both are inspiring.

The chalk hopscotch washed away in the rain but the sealed lines in the alley remain.

The painting includes an acrylic skin of the photograph with collaged monoprinted, painted and stitched construction fence fabric, and painting on 6” x 6" board.