At long last! Setbacks, glitches, technical difficulties, dayjob changes, Rx changes … those challenges and more have all contributed to this piece, and I honor my process.
I think artists have different ratios of time/energy that go into the concept and execution of their art. My particular medium weighs heavily on the execution side.
For instance, if a painter in oils makes a mistake, they just paint over it. However, in my case it’s not so easy to “fix” mistakes. One wrong move with the ruler creates another wrong cut with the papercutter, which creates another wrong angle, which creates another wrong move with a corresponding angle, which throws off the entire original concept, and so on and so on. So my M.O. is to think things through thoroughly with regard to the design, and then be equally careful in the execution. Because it all matters.
Some might think all this is nerve-wracking, and sometimes it is. But it’s not long-term nervousness. One way or another, it resolves itself as soon as the glue is dry. It involves an attention to detail that is extremely satisfying to me … when it’s done and done right!
I am so very pleased that “Circle Rays on Green” has already sold and is now a part of the owners’ private collection. Many many thanks M and JT!
13 9/16″ x 35″