Over the last month-and-a-half, I began a new body of work. Two paintings are completed so far, and more are in the works. This post highlights the two completed paintings. Below are photos of the paintings that begin the Flicker series. Remember, the inspiration of this work was the Flicker collage piece. I decided to keep the narrative going with the timeline and clothes-pinned imagery “flickering” across the canvas. These are so fun to create. My next blog discuss the process of creating these paintings.
The stark white stage players are “partial memories or dreams” — thoughts that don’t fully materialize. They are a passing speck of time that your mind grasps, but for a moment. Then, for whatever reason, it just dissolves into time. Since I am the author of what goes into the paintings, my so-called “partial memory or dream” has no choice but to fully materialize. You can ask me what these subjects represent for me if you like, such as the seagull and the bucket. I kept the interior design neutral to stay pushed back in the background and the timeline — the clothes-pinned imagery — is meant to be right up in your face in the foreground. The little cut outs on the string are hopefully giving the dimension they are meant to have.
Flicker 2 – Uncle Bobby, oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″.
Flicker 4 – Wishing Well, oil on canvas, 12″ x 16″.