Back in the studio (Yay! Walls!) and I am working on an installation. A little paint here, a little vinyl there. I am trying to go bigger than I have before, with some success. This work is probably approx 2.5m x 3m x 2m (l x W x H). However, I have been limited by the size of the vinyl I’ve been able to source so far. I have hopefully found a place where I can get some larger widths, which will enable me to be a bit more daring with size. I would just paint, but I like using both paint and vinyl together. I think they have good conversations with each other.
One of the vinyls I’m using is shimmery-reflective gold. Not normally the sort of thing I’d go for, but I was feeling adventuress. It paid off: one, I think it’s a really good colour to work with, and two – by using it in the corner, it has reflected itself and created a new form that isn’t actually in the work. You can see the dark area in the middle-right of the picture. That’s actually all gold vinyl and just a reflection of itself. I did use reflective items last year, but I think it’s something I need to explore again.
Above, another angle of the work, and a peek at the mess I make while working.
Still To Do
This work is only really half done. Tomorrow I’ll work on adding lines/detail up to the right of the work. I may also incorporate some more reflective elements, and I want to add some parts that jut out from the work. I have often used wool in the past to add a tactility and to bring the work out of the corner and into the room’s space. This time I want to see how using wood instead might change the work.
Above: I have grown a bit of a fascination with the lines I see everywhere. I think I have mentioned before my delight in the cable channels cut into the road. Here’s some good ones I snapped on the way home tonight, also starring my feet. Great fodder for my paintings (the lines, not my feet!).