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Monday, June 8, 2015

Monoprints That Took A Turn





A few weeks ago I made monoprints. It being a day with nice weather I spread drop cloths out on the deck. I apply paint to a large piece of Plexiglass and stamp the color to various pieces of paper or canvas. It's a way to approach art without preconceived vision. Often there's a direction to take when you step back and see what you see. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. In this case I soon decided the colors were not right and the prints were mostly just a mess. I set aside the papers to use in collage at some point. What I did find was the look of sunlight streaming through the Plexiglass and photographed them.

Sigils & the Subconscious

As a way to weave affirmation into the subconscious I've been exploring sigils. Creating a sigil is a way of taking a statement of intent, pairing down the number of letters by eliminating duplicates, adopting a different alphabet and artfully writing the letters in such a way that it doesn't look like a word but a design. There are more than a few approaches to creating sigils. When I do them (& just about anything) there's a sense of play yet a tone of serious intent too. After they hang for a while I often cannot consciously remember the exact meaning of the chosen phrase which is the point: the subconscious knows and is absorbing the affirmation without the conscious mind needing to know, analyze, or judge.