I have been playing with the idea of creating the illusion of depth and space in some of my recent paintings. I made a mock up for another mural that didn’t happen that employed these ideas and I was hooked. I am glad that I was able to make one of these at the size of a wall and I think this rough surface looks great.Hand cut stencils and spray paint.
I rarely use a stencil more than one time these days, which seems ridiculous considering how much time I spend cutting them. I still want to preserve their uniqueness by keeping them limited but I also want to try more than one thing with some of them. This project really allowed for me to do both of these things. I think three iterations is enough for this one. 19 layers all hand cut it seems worth it to use them more than once.
I have been working on some new paintings recently that have been expanding on a number of ideas that I have explored before. One portion I have been loosely calling Shapes on Wood. (Super creative I know) these two went to the Art Pop event at Taylors Milwaukee September 27th 2015. The blue one happens to be the first pattern that I created a vector for and then laser cut the pattern, the other one features a hand cut stenciled pattern which is how I have been creating all the other patterns up until this point.
The blue pattern of squares is also a small test for much larger project that I have been working on. Photos to follow soon.