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 collection now comes in at over 100 pieces.

See all of the Shape & Color studies to date at the flickr set.

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