Dripping Through the Char

16.00"W x 16.50"H x 0.5"D

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Jeff Lawrence


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: media, expressionism, engagement, material, action, minimalism, abstract, dripping, char

Media: acrylic on plywood, staples, screws, remnant

Size: 16"W x 16.5"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2014

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Remnant plywood that previously had a temporary installation stapled to the wood...then painted the plywood in acrylic, then burned the upper half with a torch, then cut vertical caverns with a dremel, then mechanically fastened the screws, and finally painted the screw heads....

Dripping through the char

Screw heads raining through the charred wood and falling into the red where the staples live

Hi - brief background....I am a 15 year resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming although I'm from Nashville TN originally and also lived in Knoxville and Krakow, Poland for a bit. Although my primary career has been as a licensed architect here in Jackson, I have continued to produce and sell art for the past 16 years. My method of producing art has been on expressing what is within and what I feel needs to be from the canvas, rather than imitating what I see. It's an exploration with few if any preconceived notions and develops in a very non-linear way. People often ask me ..."what IS it?"...and often followed by, "it looks LIKE..." as if it needs to be some recognizable form or look LIKE anything. Why does a painting need to look LIKE anything at all? Do people ask musicians what their music sounds LIKE, as if it needs to have some recognizable characteristic, as if music must sound like the ocean, or the wilderness, etc.?

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