This is the first in a new series of paintings arising from a process of exploration.
I work from source material to ignite the process, then the painting evolves and reveals itself.
The method involves painting, then sanding back, then painting again then sanding again, repeating the process as many times as the painting commands.
For this painting, there were four iterations before the painting communicated it was finished, it was also very emphatic about what its name was too.
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Very different than what I’ve seen in your feed previously. A more sculptural/tactile approach – reductive abstraction. Adding/removing of the paint adds a greater sense of your process, which in turn adds the element of time. The red seems contrary to what one normally associates with bliss. Curious to know your thoughts on that.
Thank you Dominick.
Yes, I was as surprised at the name as you.
Other than it was emphatic there isn’t much else I can add.
Nothing wrong with going with the gut. Meanings somethimes become clear many years later. That’s one of the reasons why I often use work from the past to rework and make new.