I wonder what it would look like to paint into thin air? Perhaps not so very much unlike this?
Another way of painting out of the conventional frame of a canvas dawned on me when I was de-installing my Hallway in Peachy Dream and Grey. I was pulling up the contact from the floor, that I’d ‘sneakily’ (well I thought it was pretty sneaky) painted upon to avoid the wrath of the building overlords. As I pulled up the contact, the paint is in three dimensional space, and ‘hello’, I thought – that’s something I can play with.
I’ve also been thinking about painting onto some balloons. I’d love to get a really bit weather balloon-type to paint on and put inside my normal wall paintings, but I need to find a place to source them. I love how many completely random things I need to learn about in order to make art the way I want to. This week, it’s where to source comically oversized balloons. Next week, the world? Actually, this week, I think I will be content with average sized party balloons. I just want to experiment at this stage and see what happens.
Here’s a test I’ve done already of painting into thin air. I started with some clear contact, the type I have been sticking to the floor to paint on. I installed it diagonally across a corner and painted from the wall, onto the contact and then onto the wall again. Then I cut around the paint and presto. It’s kind of alive.
It reminds me a bit of James Nares, but in space. Space!
At this stage, it’s just a ‘disembodied’ brush stroke by way of a test. We shall see where this method reappears in the coming weeks. Oh the suspense.