Found – Recycled – Art

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A steel bolt in the crosswalk; grimy, heavy.
A dismembered auto part;
a sign of someone else’s tragedy.

This piece is constructed from 100% scrap and recycled materials:
Scrap wood from crate
Cardboard hanger rods
Candy box protective layer inserts
Mangled steel wire object unknown source found on the street
Auto bolt found at the street curb
Twigs

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Enlighten Up in Progress

Working on a new piece.  The unintentional realism just sort of happened.  So, I’m posting it for posterity before it is lost in abstraction….or I ruin it…

In my previous post, you will notice a digital image.  The digital image is the “mock-up-idea” for this painting.  It’s not going as planned, but that’s ok.  I love the process.

What’s Done is Done

Abstract, 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas

The moment I published the previous post, I knew what I had to do.  I painted over the piece.   I hated it.  It was trite; revolting.  Layers upon layers of retrying thickened the  canvas, but I could not make it work.  I was attached to an idea, an image in my head that I could not reveal.  I am happy I covered it.  This is the result. Thus, the psychology of art in process.