Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Winner of Juried Show at The Witte Museum
The show featured a lot of wonderful work by local San Antonio artists. This particular piece, "Questionable Circumstances" was made with wax and oil. A journalist from SA Scene interviewed me about the work asking such questions as, 'what influenced this piece?". My work is created so in the moment, but for this, I was strongly influenced by the color red. The red just says so much in itself, hot, rich, luxurious, passion, movement, action, life. My composition of two separate rectangles separated by some aluminum tape (I tend you use tape a lot in my work) is reminisent of a landscape. The aluminum adds to the wonderful reflective quality of wax and how in differing light, it will share all the lucious marks and textures.
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