Grids / Dots / Paper

2021.11.18

I am working with paper and watercolor to begin my explorations into these dot paintings.  The spirit of the work feels stronger in some paintings and weaker in others.  More and more it is starting feel like the idea is how the dot relates to its shadow and how that changes throughout the grid in the painting.  My instincts are leading me toward more clarity in the image, which may mean less layering, maybe more contrast.  I am wondering if being more precise, maybe machine like will bring more of the spirit out.  Or perhaps it’s establishing the precision and then letting it fail and become precise again and then fail and repeat that process until some life enters the work.

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