The project is to paint as meditation.
The goal of the project is to explore where the meditation leads.
Do I need to spend hours and hours on the work? Yes, because painting is how I cope and meditate. What is happening in the sketch paintings in less time? I use sketch paintings to experiment and solve visual problems. I could use the sketch paintings as backdrops for animation. In short, I could paint a lot more, on a smaller scale, and animate these sketches to reveal more work in a different format. Thus, moving the work out of the gallery setting and into a digital space answers the last question raised in the review.
The work will change because I will create smaller-scaled but a larger number of ‘sketch-paintings’. A change that allows for unexpected elements, whimsy, and serendipity is an improvement. Also, I want to try animating the paintings. I want to convey tension in the work in a way that doesn’t victimize the viewer or the creator. I will paint, animate, sculpt, and photograph often. I will scout and shoot video and audio. The imagery willcome from domestic scenes, familial artifacts, pareidolia from sketch paintings, and rural /urban southern landscapes.
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