medium : alcohol ink on yupo
The small measure of control I have to take the inks in a certain direction, coupled with them largely exercising their own agency, makes for a complicated relationship, to say the least. A little love, a little hate. And ultimately, most richly, surrender.
The woman who bought this first painting shared it in a workshop, where she asked her attendees what they saw. The various answers only affirmed what is most powerful about the abstract realm; that we each glean what shows up for us; what we need in the moment.
“Beauty in the unmanifest, infinite possibilities”
“core of darkness reaching out to be brought to light”
“nature and the outdoors”
“mermaid fairy with a flower”
“hummingbird with the spirit of a dragon”
and quite possibly my favorite… “a gathering of monks.”
warm embrace / for ted brown
earth: a requiem
fathoms & fault lines
a man with no christian name
These alcohol inks are the newest medium I’m playing with these days. My other dabblings have included acrylic painting on canvas, handcrafted dolls, digital art / graphic design, the odd miscellaneous craft (glass mosaics, dream catchers, etc) and video art.