Saturday, February 6, 2010

Notes on a painting called Stripe

1. three lines (white), one right next to each other (transparent, covering, initial impulse was erasure)
2. two lines at the edge (vertical), black
3. two lines at the top and bottom (one greenish, one pinkish)
4. wavering is important
5. handmade horizontal
6. an accumulation of handmade horizontals
7. the handmade horizontal yields a different relationship with each NEXT row (as opposed to each NEW row)
8. see #1 again but add to it--erasure engendered the painting
9. a grey splotch happened in the course of the painting; the grey splotch is important
10. transparency over transparency
11. one unfinished row is present--the rest are finished, or are taken to the edges; the one unfinished row is a failure of initial intent and it is also important
12. the painting is a way of thinking; i am not sure how
13. rules of the painting arose in the making of the painting (on the spot), but happened timewise in such a way to allow ruptures or rule oppositions--mistakes effectively
14. I am curious about these mistakes; i like those mistakes a lot; i like to create rule-bound painting situations where mistakes happen due to the erratic nature of my hand or the erratic nature of loose material
15. this painting is not about a place
16. this painting does not situate itself in a place in my thinking/envisioning--despite the fact that I am trying to situate it in a place

1 comment:

Caroline Binz said...

I really enjoyed reading your process throughout this work!