"My painting does not come from the easel. I hardly ever stretch my canvas before painting. I prefer to tack the unstretched canvas to the hard wall or the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the floor, I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. This is akin to the method of the Indian sand painters of the West... When I am in my painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It is only after a sort of 'get acquainted' period that I see what I have been about."Jackson Pollock..... These artworks embrace this attitude.They were made in this manner.These artworks are mixed media on paper and /or unstretched canvas, ranging in size from 3'x 5' to 15' x 5'.The titles and the inspiration of the paintings are taken from several books I have read about topics such as; The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania,female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, called in Spanishfeminicidio, Honor killings, Sex Slavery/Trafficking.Before I paint I go through a process which I call,"preparing my subconscious for painting" in an almost sacred ritual. I invite you to view these artworks and their inspirations and I encourage feedback in the comment spaces. Scroll down to the end of each page and you will see the words"older posts" press that and you will be able to view other pages.
I was told this body of art looks like a wound and the stitches which sew up a wound, how apropos.
I was told this art series looks like jazz.
I leave you with this final thought,
"What is white? It is the color of mourning because it folds all colors within it. Mourning is also endless refraction, breaking you up into bits, fragments". Edmund De Waal