Monday, March 12, 2012

She Continues to Grow Part 1: The Beginning

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01/24 The beginning. For the month of March in 2012, I will be one of the two featured artists at The Banana Factory.

I decide to take a recently purchased 5x9' piece of primed canvas and staple it to the wall of my studio. My intention is to create a mural with images and symbolism depicting my personal transformation from one version of my self to the most recent one. There will be mandalas and there will likely be at least one of the girls. (Nudie Boobie Girls as I affectionately call them.)

I grab my friend Holly Scott to help me staple the canvas to the wall - it unceremoniously takes only about 5 minutes. I then stare at it for a while wondering how it will come out, if I'm making the right decision to do a mural - heck, the largest I'd worked prior to this was only 30x30".

In my gut I know it will be good but I really have absolutely no idea how to proceed.

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I spend $50 on a bucket of Golden black gesso to cover the already primed canvas. I expect it to take a long time as I only have a small roller and I forgot to bring a paint tray. I dip the roller into the bucket and get to work. I end up using only a fraction of the paint and am finished in about 20 minutes.
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I start searching for inspiration in my carious art books. I draw a sketch... I lay out my clippings and search for inspiration while adding them to my inspiration book.
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Stay tuned for more...

She Continues to Grow Part 9: Installed In Her New Home!
She Continues to Grow Part 8: She Sells and I Let Go
She Continues to Grow Part 7: Pushing it Further towards The End
She Continues to Grow Part 6: The Process as a Whole
She Continues to Grow Part 5: Heather comes to Visit and I Let Go
She Continues to Grow Part 4: Little Details and the Background
She Continues to Grow Part 3: The Painting Begins
She Continues to Grow Part 2 The 90 Minute Sketch
She Continues to Grow Part 1: The Beginning

1 comment:

Yochanan said...

There's nothing like the creative process!
Enjoy

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