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I am a sculpture-trained painter. In my current work, I take fragments of my abstract, fine-line ink drawings and layer them on wood panel or paper using various methods of repetitive printmaking. After printing a foundation of chaotic and disjointed lines, I paint color into the spaces between the lines and turn the chaos I’ve created into an approachable composition. What results from this, are multilayered, richly colored, reticulated, paintings that I call Hybrids and Impressions. **I will refer to them as Hybrids for this proposal. I look for unfamiliar relationships between technique, materials and process and create my own series of processes from those relationships. My role is that of innovator and orchestrator. When I learn how to work with new materials I am actually creating a collaboration between material and process in hopes that a symbiotic relationship will form. When I find a relationship that works - I develop it and work to replicate it enough that eventually the relationship will evolve into a new process and relationship of new and different materials. It’s at this transitional point in the work that the work dramatically changes and becomes something very new.
I am currently in that transitional point, and the relationships and materials I want to explore is in transforming my paintings from a formal element of “Art” on a wall and move them into the fabric of daily life. As we all know, “Art” is an experience, that is often times left at the mercy of a fleeting moment when the viewer finds it. “Art” is supposed to inspire a dialogue between itself, it’s context and the viewer(s). I want my paintings to inspire dialogue in more ways than just a visual experience. I want it to explore tactility, form and function and to be present in surprising, yet totally typical places and spaces. I want my work to become an object in someone’s hand, or under, over or around a person’s body. I want my paintings to be touched, held, sat on, walked on and worn. I want to incorporate my appreciable love of drawing and painting with utility, purpose and relevance to contemporary lifestyles in San Francisco.
I propose an extensive collaboration between textile manufacturers - both traditional and digital, fashion designers, seamstresses, potters and glaze technicians, shoe makers and rug manufacturers. I want to create objects that are unique, affordable, beautiful, well-crafted and with as much evidence of the maker’s hand as possible. I am seeking to create an entire line of "goods" that are all derived from a single Hybrid painting. Forward thinking, this could grow to include other paintings, but for now, I want to explore my options with just one single Hybrid.
I want to collaborate with makers/manufacturers to create a prototype of each of the following items that will all be sourced from a single and shared painting (Hybrid):
- a Jacket, with intricate tailoring (the Hybrid incorporated as detailing in the jacket, for example the lapels, or liner or etc)
- a scarf with hand printed and dyed
- a pair of shoes or boots with contrast panels (the Hybrid as part and leather or other material as the contrast)
- an insulated grocery bag (I immediately think of the blue, squarish Trader Joe’s bags)
- a set of ceramic dishes - working with a local potter to create the shapes of the dishware that best enhance to surfaces. Then use glazing techniques to transfer the Hybrid onto the surfaces of the plates, inside the bowls and outside or inside the mug)
- a tabletop; to be used in commercial spaces, such as a restaurant, bar or bistro, made of translucent materials that are printed and joined with custom table legs.
- a set of draperies; experimenting with digital printing and embroidery work
- a rug; transferring the Hybrid to the idea of relief, 3D output using the pil heights to create the relief.
I realize that this seems like an ambitious list of items to create and develop in a month’s time. I have done a great deal of research into this already and am ready to begin. The reason I would like to accomplish this with Workshop Residency is for the guidance and support system it provides - by sourcing out the best local manufacturers that have a good, working reputation with Workshop Residency and are ready to collaborate. The success of this project lies in all of the items being presented/exhibited/available to the public, together as a cohesive body of work, when the project is complete. It would also be an excellent opportunity to test the items that would be most readily and successfully reproduced, and to see which will to suit the tastes of future buyers and how and where to sell them. This Residency would also afford me the focused time and space to complete a project of this scale and give the project the infrastructure that any small business needs.
I have included images of my most current body of Hybrids.