Present Work: Deconstructed Mirror
Art is a process; works are and by degree, appropriated from previously established styles. My tenure with mirror, the reflective metallic surface of silver, zinc and copper applied to a sheet of plate glass that is the reflective surface. This surface is etched with an alkaline solution producing tarnish patterns in the coating. The tarnish can very light or very heavy. Removal of the reflective coating from 75% or more of the surface of the mirror exposes clear glass against the remaining reflective coating, allowing added color to show from the front of the mirror. I believe this genre of painting is new, although lending itself to the techniques of eglomise’ and reverse painting on glass, it’s the reflective accents and method of application and materials that are very different than other painting technique’s. A personal definition of this genre of painting might be dubbed “Abstract Deconstructionist Mirror ”. The intention in my process is that that there is less intention than emotion directed toward technique and perspective, I am more concerned about what I will find rather than what I intend to create with this fluid, Zen like process. We all respond to color subjectively: the formations / images of a living and ethereal world are for me real in these works and perhaps render a transcendental perspective of the soul, seeing ones self in the art, a personal philosophical reflection.