Building an Empire Show!
The box contains 18 completed packing tape and leaf works. There are enough stretchers to complete 12 more (2down/1 in process). This is the work that represents my 'winter' work cycle; which is, usually, spent working with paper, wax, gild. This year packing tape is the newest material to enter the mix.
This work is rarely shown as it is experimental, the place of dreams, usually on the studio wall until packed away. This will be a rare light in Gloucester with a glimpse into my winter world where I demand more and more of my materials. It is challenging to not work with a figurative intent. When a figure appears, it comes out of the process, as oppossed to imposed upon the surface.
When this cycle is completed I will set up the outside oil studio and continue the black foil series with a focus on the palimpsest.