Saturday, July 04, 2009
Declaring my Independence!
Today is a good day to declare my INDEPENDENCE-from wood! Is it because this morning, I scored a 6 x 6 foot map of China at a yard sale? Was it a sign from the universe? I'm feeling that I'm done with working on wood panels. No offense, Rodney-you know how I love your gorgeous, delicious and absolutely pristine panels. You know how I think they are works of art in themselves. I am so in love with and intrigued by paper. Hiromi, I'll be right there next month, save me some kozo and kitakata. Two weeks ago, thanks to R and F Paints, I took the Photo Encaustic class at The Center for Photography in Woodstock in NY, and at R and F in Kingston with lovelies Fawn Potash and Danielle Correia. I'll be teaching this class in a few weeks at Spiro Arts in fabulous Park City. I worked my photos only on paper, and was happy with the results. I could build up some amazing areas with wax on paper. So I'm going to use up the panels I have, and not buy any more. I'm going to become a Paper Girl. Stay tuned. The 2 new series I'm developing now are called Men and Black (really Turkey Umber Greenish) and White, and Someone's in the Kitchen. Visuals will be coming soon to a neighborhood near you! My independence this afternoon will be celebrated with listening to the crazy beet of Dan P and the Bricks, munching hot dogs and turkey burgers, and fireworks at the Marina.