Water Work 1 (2013)

Water Works Number 1

Acrylic and water on canvas / 16 x 20 inches

The first piece in an ongoing series of paintings that I began in 2013 using water tinted with acrylic. The compositions take shape as the water moves around the canvas, which I tilt and pitch arbitrarily. I also use a high-powered hair dryer to manipulate the drips and pools that develop. These unplanned pieces were my first experiments with surrealist automatism, which is a process that I now employ in all of my work.

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