The “Work” of Art.
How does understanding of the process influence interpretation of the product?
Does the product reflect the intensity of the process?
Is the time and work spent in process justified in the product?
How can I(or should I)become a more productive artist?
It is ironic that we refer to a finished piece of art as a “work” and yet traditional exhibition separates out the elements of work in favor of isolated perfection. A finished piece is refined, polished and perfected. Then it is set into an environment that is customized for optimum effective display. It is presented to the world as a fully formed entity absent the supporting conditions of its birth. This creates a disconnect between the artist, the work and the viewer. The interconnection between them is discounted. Each must rely on subjective judgments to form their interpretations. This display seeks to join process with product to create deeper insight into the “work” of art.
50 Small Acrylic Paintings
Note: These paintings will eventually be scanned and uploaded to this site. However, this is a time consuming process and probably will not be completed before semester end.
Inventory of Process
4 Cups of Paint Brushes
2 Clip Boards
7 Paint Pallets
Alternative Paint Rags
2 Cups of Paint Water
Roll of Tape
1 Razor Knife
1 Metal Ruler
Note: each of these items will be displayed at the final Studio Ajar. I will photograph them at that time. I do not have good lighting or space to make decent photographs. Eventually I will upload them to this site as well.
Heavy Body Acrylic Artist’s Paint supplemented by Specialty Craft Paints and Blending Medium.
Paint Brushes divided by artist’s preference
From Left to Right: Detail Brushes, Secondary Detail Brushes, Flat Brushes, All Others
Clip Boards used as support and color blending space.
Paint Dishes & Pallets
Non-traditional paint pallets from glass dishes and wrapped cardboard.
Rags used to wipe and clean brushes.
Alternative Paint Rags
Other sources to wipe paint and clean brushes
Two jars of used paint water.
4 x 6 in heavy weight water color paper.
Quick-release blue painters tape.
Red-handled razor knife with removable blade.
Metal Ruler with cork backing.
50 Acrylic Paints
4 X 4 paintings in acrylic on 4 x 6 water-color paper.
To see the importance of detail.
Leftover pizza box for days when work precludes the work of life.
Cherry coke. A vice to increase energy.
Drops to moisturize after squinting and staring for hours.
When the eye drops are not enough.
Not mandatory but helpful.
Charts and Graphs mapping production time.
Chart 1: Detailed log of time and materials spent per individual work
Chart 2: The calculated rate of painting.
Graph 1: Pie graph depicting percent of production time by category of work.
Graph 2: Bar graph showing production time of individual works.
Presentation at 12.13.16 Studio Ajar 2 (Final Pr 2