I wanted to share a couple more of my recently completed Glump projects. I call the one on top, Gemstone II, creatively enough because it is my second Glump that combines the aesthetics of various gemstones. Gemstone II is cloudier, softer edged, and I suppose you could say more painterly than Gemstone I (below), which feels to me more like a drawing even though both were created with inks, watercolor, and pastel off of original, vectorized computer designs. My goal with these is to challenge my usual aesthetic leanings by using the computer's amazing ability to mash-up so many different images and to surprise me with the outcome. I then enjoy the challenge of executing and improving those unusual aesthetic accidents by hand in traditional techniques, though I am rather fond of the digital vector designs as well.
A collection of these experiments will be the backbone of a December show at ArteReyes entitled,' A Labor New Imagined,' because I feel that this digital to traditional media approach is truly a new imagining of the art-making process for me, and my interest doesn't seem to be fading. Soon I will have found my Aesthetic Alphabet and the complex internal grammar of this Glump work will be revealed.