Pancakes and Booze Denver Art Show

New work: completed over the last week.

Penumbra (half shadow)

I bought some beautiful box canvases (11″x14″) during a back to school sale, only to remember all the reasons I never paint directly on canvas, mainly, I currently suck at it. After a couple of attempted acrylic paintings, crises, and painting-overs, I decided to screw it and work on some beautiful heavy watercolor paper, which I then stitched to the box frames. The final drawings were completed with pencil, sumi ink and white acrylic. At a loss for titles, I consulted a “100 most beautiful words in the English language” list, which produced actually, lots of ideas that feel really relevant and lovely. Some of my favorites that I found:

Asymptote (in mathematics, approaching indefinitely close, as a line to a curve, but never meeting) – I’m not so much in love with the sound of the word, but very much so with the definition.

Petrichor (the smell of earth after rain) – I’m so happy there’s a word for this!

Pyrrhic (successful with heavy losses)

Sandade ([borrowed from the Portuguese] longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost)

Susurrous (whispering, hissing)

Panacea (solution to all problems/cure for all ills)

Scintilla (A spark or very small thing)

Here’s a side view of the box frames:

On my mind: microcosms, macrocosms, biology, molecules, cellular structure, quantum mechanics, feelings.

These were created specifically for a show which I probably should have mentioned prior to the day before:

If you’re in the Denver area, this sounds like it could be fun. I’ll be there!

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