It was a very good friend of mine who pointed
out to me the other day that the 'Factory' makes
historical reference to 'experiment iv' series..
I have never trawled back through the entries
here & had no idea it went back as far as it does.
I decided to have a look myself & sure enough I
stumbled on this little gem in the 'Factory' archives....
You can see that 'experiment iv' (i) has already
been in the ground some time & already has started
to 'weather' - but experiment iv (ii) is just about
to get underway.
How different they look today...
Here is the post in full;
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
the paintings that fell to earth...
as the paintings i have been doing involve
the effects of nature/weather/'progress'
i have been experimenting further & rather
than emulate certain conditions, i thought
why not actually bring them in.
my paintings involve layer upon layer,
scratched back, and then layered some more..
copper is treated with acids to cause
weathered & beaten looks..
everything goes back to earth.
so, the experiment..
i took a small canvas, made up a mix of 'filler'
and applied.. then i placed a metal plate within
and further plastered the filler over it..
when dried, i applied more paint & various mixed
compounds, colours, inks.. again, when dried,
i spray painted the whole canvas white..
then, i buried it in the garden, and got back
on working with my other paintings...
i dug it up this morning, and it is now drying
out in the studio.
this is the first stage,
next when thoroughly dried out
i will begin to work into the
painting & see where that takes me.
whilst i do that, i have already
canvas applied with filler..
found metal piece 'placement'
once dried, i start digging,
and then i can plant it.
hopefully, taking into account
this harsh & cruel weather it
shouldn't take too long to flower
Shouldn't take too long to flower??!!
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