Friday, October 22, 2010

Making Peace in the Sand


Ten days ago I went out to Cape Henlopen to letter the word “peace” in the sand. Once lettered, I took photographs of the word to possibly use in a mixed media distressed painting for the “Peace on Earth” exhibit at Lighthouse Center for the Arts in Tequesta, FL. The painting is a real rush job, because I have but a few days to finish it in order to get a digital image mailed to Lighthouse Center before the October 27th deadline, and it may or may not be accepted for exhibit. Never the less, I want to enter the work because I will hopefully be teaching the “Mixed Media Distressed Painting” course at the center this winter. I’m about half way through the work, and these mixed media works progress in slow motion with the accidental process of the distressed paint hiding and/or revealing letters, words, and images. Thus I’m still not sure if this Cape Henlopen “peace” photograph will appear in the actual artwork.

Chalk this entry up to the semi-crazed ramblings of an artist trying to describe a bit of the process involved in a particular act of creation.

2 comments:

Betsy Grant said...

I like it! Just all by itself, it reminds me of the lighter side of the 60's.

Dr. John Bittinger Klomp said...

Hi Betsy,

I hadn't thought about entering the photograph as a work in its own right because I'm not a photographer. However, now that you mention it - why not enter it also? Thanks!

John