Monthly Archives: April 2014
It has been truly enjoyable to work with something entirely different! Three new pieces, each 48 x40 cm. They can be hung with horizontal lines or vertical. I have used various types of black paint: artist oil paints, house paints – both oil based and water based, as well as graphite (pencil), etc. I have also used strips of plywood which I have glued onto the board. The following are two pictures of each piece, shown in either direction. Initially my plan was to frame the pieces with glass, in order to protect them, but I think that would not be the best for the art work, so I will just have to handle them with the utmost care. Now the process will continue as the wood will slowly darken as it is exposed to light, which will enhance the works. This process will continue for many years.
Inspired from my recent visit to Art Cologne, I have started a new experimental project. In Cologne I saw some art done with lead pencil and it made me curious to try to use it on the plywood surface. One thing led to the next and I had fun making this piece, where I have used six different types of black, including a black pen. The piece is 40 x 48 cm. I am currently working on a few more variations.
Easter weekend is over. Several hundred visitors, most of them expressed oh, awe, wow! in various levels of sincerity. Rewarding and also exhausting. So many questions, so much interest; many said they received energy, inspiration and a “kick”. No wonder I am tired. Before the weekend I spent a few days of hard work, placing my steel art piece in the ground.Ready for installation of the piece.