New dot painting: “Square, Red”
The time has come. It’s time to scale up from my little bitty 5×7″ dot paintings to something bigger. 24 inches square, in fact. Here’s the first one.
There are 7832 little pencil-sized dots covering the entire surface in a grid, forming concentric squares of varying colors ranging from white at the center to a very dark almost-black color at the edge. Behind the dots lurks an organic multi-hued pattern resembling camouflage.
It took longer than I expected to apply all the dots. I could only paint for a couple hours at a time before my back and shoulder began seizing up, and my hands would start shaking. Shaky hands are no good for precision work! But once begun I really wanted to finish it up, so I would take a short break then get right back to it. I work like that a lot. I call it “sprinting.” It took about 2 weeks of highly concentrated effort to complete this painting.
This is my first foray into scaling up my smaller experimental works, but certainly not the last. It is the beginning of a whole new series of paintings for me, a series that I’ve been contemplating for several years now. Although the formal elements of the paintings are purely abstract, there are some very concrete ideas behind these works. I will talk more about the conceptual underpinnings later. (You can always email me or send me a tweet if you’d like to talk artspeak with me.)
Oh yeah, there’s also a story behind the title. I’ll talk about that sometime too.
This painting is available for $900, plus shipping (and sales tax in California). I deliver free in the Los Angeles area. I can ship anywhere in the world that FedEx Ground services. The painting is signed on the back, and wired to hang. Framing is unnecessary. The 1 3/8″ deep sides are painted black and all staples are neatly out of sight on the back.
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