Nearing completion. I suspect the only remaining photos I will take are when this is done. Hotchkiss is looking for publicity photos this week, but mine will be of a work-in-progress.
This piece is actually a little bit 'interactive', in that there are a couple of boxes that open up. The outer box is left pretty rough as a working toolbox might become, though when on the wall, this will not feature too strongly in the finished work.
Now that the work for the 12 x 12 show is done and delivered, I need to buckle down and get this piece finished for Hotchkiss.
At the D.M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT: the annual 12 x 12 show, which hs become something of a big deal in this little northwestern Connecticut town. Opening reception is December 9th. https://www.facebook.com/events/1530423987026386/
collagraph remix (collage and acrylic)
Acrylic on board
Etching and acrylic collage on board
Making good progress, ideas are beginning to come together.
Had to re-do some of the poured stuff, but don't want to go too far before all the 'compartments' are at least considered more fully. I like where the cigar box section is going
I've been collecting old book spines from libraries and the transfer station. What would a 'toolkit' be without books? Some titles are serendipitously appropriate; others may have to be painted over.
This is an invitational show to be held at the Hotchkiss School, in Lakeville, CT. Deadline for completion of the work is January 5, 2018, which seems like a long time away, but I'm sure it will rush by. The idea behind the show is that each artist will chose an item in the Hotchkiss School collection and respond to it in some way. I have chosen an art student's 'tool kit', with paints and brushes and mediums.
I've decided to build a personal toolbox, which displays as a tryptich when open but is modeled after a wall-hung tool cabinet.
Bare-bones tool box. Testing fit of upper section.
I have now switched my domain registration to SquareSpace, though this may take up to seven days to take effect. My old website was more complicated to work with, and while it had a lot of bells and whistles, it was more than I needed or wanted to deal with. This 'drag and drop' site will be easier for me to update and I hope to be adding new work on a regular basis. I will be including some of my favorite work from the past that has already found a new home, but will try to make it clear which of the portfolio falls under this heading.