Shape & Color Collage Studies

As my art practice evolves, I continue to question art as a medium while experimenting with its restrictions and preconceived notions. For example, growing up I always understood an artwork to be something that inherently takes a lot of time to complete. Heck, Nancy Rosen has had works in progress on the walls of her studio for years at a time. I have always struggled with the idea of getting up and leaving a piece unfinished. So, rather than forcing myself to drag out a project, I've been doing the opposite: making as many pieces as I can in one sitting. These 3.5" x 5" compositions to the right are examples of my on-going experiments in shape and color. The total amount made now comes in at over 300 pieces and counting, spread out in various private and public collections around the world.

See a good amount of the past Shape & Color studies at the flickr set.

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