Bendwarp, acrylic on paper with wood backing, 3' x 7',
Fall 2013, Drawing Concepts
______One thing I've learned through my Drawing Concepts class is that I enjoy making things on a large scale. Not overwhelmingly oppressive to the point where they stoop over you like a very threatening Porta Potty that's about to spill it's portable pottyness over on ya, but enough so that they can almost regard you and invite you toward them--I guess slightly larger than the size of a human would be the best way to describe it. Maybe that scale will increase one day. This guy is 7' tall and 3' wide, which isn't ginormous, but it's larger than what I'm used to.
______So this is my latest and second project for the class: something that depicts the act of it's making. The actual making of this product involved me walking around a podium wrapped in paper making sporadic yet gestural marks with a paintbrush as many times as I felt was necessary. In person, it's much easier to see where the bends on the angular podium were previously present--an impressed I liked t o show, and which remained present even after ironing the paper out. Pictures never seem to do big things much justice.
______My friend, Greg, snapped a photo of me in the process of it all. It was a very dizzy ordeal, for sometimes I would be swallowed by the act of circle-making and move around the podium so rapidly that the lines would shake and twist before me. I just about toppled over half a dozen times.
______The curve was constructed from a combination of short wooden planks and some supple wood siding bent with picture wire, sort of like an archer's bow. Pew pew, you sassy little turds.