|Mile High Book Club oil 24 x 12 x 1.5|
In addition, precarious stacks of things reoccur in my work...perhaps an indication and constant reminder of the chaos that needs to be sorted (both material and emotional) in order to facilitate the calm and simplicity that we both desire.
My reference photos were shot on my patio....this smaller work represents approximately 1/3 of my arranged pile. Passes were made top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top with a particular goal each time. Relationships became super-important as I tried to establish a bit of back-and-forth rhythm that maintained at least a posture of stability.
While I am happy and satisfied that one of my long-held ideas was realized, I found that a composition including so many objects severely restrained my need for creativity...just too many masters that needed to be obeyed.