Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Glue and Paper and Paint and Stuff

I've spent the last couple of months playing around with paper.



And paint and glue and stuff (magazine clippings, rub-on letters, vinyl stick-on letters).



Most of the paper is from vintage textbooks. The blue sea above is sponge painted tracing paper. I've been using whatever is found lying (or is that laying) about.




I'm at my happiest smearing paint and glue onto paper with my fingers. Beats the heck out of sewing over my fingers.

The two pieces below were made from scraps. Not that the pieces above contained no scraps, but for these two, no new scraps could be painted or created. These two were the most fun.



None of these has a name yet. Not sure they ever will.


For now, I'm just playing and exploring. Much to the chagrin of my goal-oriented hubby. Perhaps there is a goal here. I just don't see it or know it yet. Time will tell.

Now, I am out of glue and must go buy some.

11 comments:

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Kim, these are wonderful!!! Each one different and with a different sense of exploration. You are on a wide open path and who knows where it will take you. My struggle in the studio is that the "goal oriented" me keeps the "intutive" me from allowing the work to be what it wants to be. Maybe it's best to leave the goals at the door and realize you'll meet the goals without really trying! I need to take this advice now as I head down to the studio and try to remain open! Keep up your beautiful work!

paula said...

dont down play this. its art. it isn't playing around and just fffing with stuff. its already art kim.

Ellen said...

playing is wonderful and so are these!

mansuetude said...

nice rhythms!

Margaret Ryall said...

I am always attracted to works with any kind of text in it. I find these pieces interesting and lively.

red-handed said...

I love the fourth one most of all. You can tell you just let go.

ArtPropelled said...

Its the playing and experimenting that takes you in new directions, giving you a new lease on life. Exciting work Kim!

Susan said...

Kim! These are great!

Your playing around has created some great pieces of art. Oh I wish I didn't have to go to work now, I want to stay home and play around in my studio too. Well....once I finish trying to make chaos into organized chaos, I will be able to play.

aimee said...

the second is just dynamite!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm a printmaker from way back and love the separation of mat and glass...it adds value and a note of respect for the piece. Sorry, I know framing can be a pain but floated with a simple wood frame can sing.

jason said...

wow...these are really great!