In Solo Chronicles: Second Installment I shared how I produce the scans that are the basis of my work. My next step is to use the scans to produce new objects that I can make art with. Here are some of the organic shapes produced from the scans done for this project.
You may have noticed that most of my early work relies heavily on flipping and repeating shapes, reminiscent of Rorschach tests or kaleidoscopes. This is an easy device to begin an exploration with, and while I am moving away from using these repeated shapes in my finished work, they still provide a good starting point.
After a few of these flipped and repeated shapes evolve, I become bored with the predictability, and begin exploring complex shapes without flipping and repeating. Combining unrelated organic shapes creates an entirely different exploration, which can loop back around to flipping and repeating. The final image shows some composite shapes made from several organic selections. All of these shapes, plus many more, form a “library” which I will use to create the work for the Sotheby’s show .
I make things. These are some of my thoughts about making and being a maker.