Above L to R: Camino Encanto, acrylic on paper, 18 x 24 inches; Say Mrs. Sippy, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36; Learning To Become Objects, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36
When I started painting with my other hand, I knew the day would come when there would be a convergence of both hands. The paintings above are the beginning of that journey which is a journey of distillation and memory along with the examination of familial dynamics that haunt me today.
I refuse to call this art therapy, and I won’t allow you to call it that, either. It’s not. It’s more psychoanalysis than art therapy.
Camino Encanto is the first painting, and is on paper. Not quite having the courage or confidence to move right on to canvas, paper was the appropriate media for the initial experiment. Immediately, the response to this new approach was incredibly positive, and I felt that I could trust myself and my processes and both my hands.
There is a conversation I have with myself regarding this new direction, “Who’s the artist?” “I am.” “Then paint it however you like.”
Over the past few years, I’ve gotten fairly prolific between Pink Buddha memes, books, advice columns, video making and my visual arts practice. You have cheered me on through the process of navigating between traditional media and digital media, between my right hand and my other hand, my failures and my wins. We’ve had an adventure, haven’t we?
Along the way something I made may have resonated with you. You made a note of it, thinking “Gosh, I really want that!” Only the timing wasn’t right and then, time got away from both of us.
I get it.
And now the amount of work sitting in my studio has gotten away from me. So much so, I can no longer get in to what was once my actual workspace. It’s embarrassing.
To save face, I’m hosting a studio clean up and clear out event. It runs privately thru the end of September. (9/30/19)
Between 70 and 80% off. Operative word: affordable.
Some things I’m willing to ship. Framed works are not eligible for shipping. Come get ‘em or make your own arrangements for shipping.
Small and large digitals. Abstract and figurative. (Yes, abstract.) Other hand paintings.