There are many ways to start a work of art. Staring at a blank page is not so easy. Some do it. Some artists trick themselves into starting. Some know that the beginning of a work means working through a lot of stink and they simply hold their nose. Some rip up the page and then reconstruct it to start something, anything. It is very interesting where all these unique experiences of creativity begin.
My work has always been inspired by new materials, but I have not always known this. Usually busy beating myself up about something else, things are falling into place now. Saturdays I go to the flea market, and if lucky, come home with the materials for my next piece. It all makes so much sense now.
Katz jumped out at me last Saturday. Twelve for five bucks, all white save one black and one grey. Someone had put eyes on some, some have strange paws defined. I sanded them all to mute their values, and revealed wood at their edges. Then the varnish. Coats and coats, layers and layers.
These Katz will be the webbing that hold a number of large windows together. The Katz and assorted other fun things that make sense with Katz in terms of composition and content.
This window is being glued in place so it can contain all the Katz. They are strong, those Katz. Stay tuned.