In a previous post, letting go, I had shown how a 14 piece installation, “Bouquet”, turned into several reconfigurations.
In this post I want to share a 15 piece grouping, “Network”. This was a work from 2007 in which I paired equal amounts of encaustic and acrylic panels.
“Network” was shown in Nashville, TN in a solo show I had at
Gallery One. Ultimately, it was returned to me. Frankly, at that point, the piece was looking less than I’d like it to. The encaustic panels seemed to have the most potential, so I decided to try to re-work them. After much shuffling, adding and substracting, and re-painting sections, I had a new painting.
Here is the result. A much more fulfilling piece, in my opinion.
Writing this made me think of permanance/impermanence, flux/stability, and how we discern reality. The paintings creation and being represents a specific place in space and time. But does it really? How easily “Network” morphed into “Square Dance”. How many other things in our lives that seem so fixed are actually in a state of change? Certainly our perceptions and judgements change, sometimes as dramatically as night and day.