These are examples of my conceptual style in Eglomise’ with reflective elements. It is the one of the most satisfying styles that perhaps any other medium I have worked in. When the elements of design, asymmetric balance of color & form are unified from the effort, this requires what I would call a “being in the zone” creative experience, an idiomatic perspective brought to the forefront; a position between controlled intention and action. This body of work, this particular style of my work, follow the experience of learning, applied techniques from my experience. And any intention of the action, the various techniques I follow hopefully allow the viewer to experience a spontaneous faithful action of emotion, a transcendental experience.
This series of work is textural, the bands of color mingle with the lighter and darker reflective elements and form a view of the natural environment / the out of doors, a landscape. They will have varied degrees of true reflection or silver reflecting out and where the adjacent color pulls the eye into the composition. An abstract view of a pastoral scene.
The movement in this style of Eglomise” with reflective elements “reflects” the energy around us. Spirit, electrons, radio waves, forces we may feel but do not necessarily see. Some have suggested a likeness in this style to Pollock and his work? I am all but flattered by this idea although; I have created these under no influence other than my muse! Allowing my hand to act as a tool of duality and then only to discover what has come from the effort with hope that more than what I might have intended will be present.
Figure sketch's, charcoal conte on paper.
Only a couple of these images are digital, most are transparency film. The "lightning bug" like images are of fireworks exploding in a dense fog Jan. 1 2000.
Eglomise' with reflective elements/ photo collage reverse print/ cast tin boarder.
Cast glass is for me a living medium and the figure cast in glass only enhances the presence of life within. These objects were cast from living models utilizing the lost wax process, Making an impression with a dental alginate material or, a two part latex material producing a negative of the face and from there made a wax positive. Zicar ceramic, sand or silica plaster mold material formed around the wax producing another negative mold, one where lead crystal or soda lime glass was then formed into the mold by kiln casting with lead crystal glass or poured into the sand / plastermold with 2000 degree ladle cast soda lime glass. These object were up to 8 inches thick and some remained in the annealing oven for more than 14 days. The figure, especially the face is a medium I do not study much. Where a face can become a bit cliche’ , difficult to transpose into an object of art that functions as a dichotomy of critical objective observation. It is after all... just a face... Although, I hope this work may bring an emotive response, considering pose and purpose, one might relate or reflect their own personal reality for the work, realizing a new or distant memory.
This work created during the first 5 years of my residency at my Thomas studio. Wrought from the four primary elements of fire, air, water and earth, these objects of glass, bronze & wood adopted an aesthetic reasoning relating to creation of the sphere, the mass of elements we live on and in... Life emerging, evolving, forming organism’s and systems of living things, including finally.... ourselves. Objects relating to creative forces as one might relate to a musical symphony, or an abstract composition of art where titles are discarded and personal observation and interpretation may hold the consider the origin of there existence.
These images may be printed on paper, canvas, glass or metal. A special process also may fuse the image with ceramic ink onto tempered glass.
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