Saturday, December 25, 2010

Some Progress

Listening to books on tape while assembling and glueing, cutting profiles and then finally coming to halt when the Golden gel medium ran out. To be continued with the next shipment from Dick Blick.
- Nancy Boudreau

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Still Quietly Working

LIke any child, when you don't hear from me, you know I'm up to something.

I've been taking "a break" from painting to play with the third dimension and use up some old mat board. Of course, that doesn't mean that I've sitting around with my feet up, sipping coffee - haven't learned how to do that yet. This little detour entails cutting matboard into thousands of tiny squares, gluing the squares up into blocks, sanding the blocks, then texturing them.
Eventually, when there are enough blocks, they'll be nestled around the painting "How We See the World", creating a sculptural transition from the plane of the painting surface to the wall that it hangs on.

Why go through all this work?

Well, I need to do more than paint. I live in the third dimension, I want to create in the third dimension. Colors are lovely, but to put them in context is lovelier. "How We See the World" is in blocks of information and experience. Two dimensional ideas are lovely but can be more meaningful and lovelier still when we build them into our three dimensional existance.

Anyhow, what child doesn't love playing with building blocks?