I am embarking on an experiment that may or may not bear fruit. Much of my work in printmaking tends to be rather tight and controlled. I am wanting to get out of that mode and, to that end, have decided to commit to ‘A Thing A Day’ for the next month. A ‘Thing’ because I’m not sure what medium I will be working in from day to day, ink, paint, drawing whatever.
My goals are:
- Work in whatever media I’m drawn to that day
- Each piece should take only minutes to produce, set up and cleanup not included (NOTE: I have modified this as I’m finding it more fruitful to work on whatever strikes me on a given day and that may take much longer than a few minutes!)
- Work intuitively rather than intellectually
- No excuses
- I invite feedback from the viewers
I may post 2 pieces a day, the first is the actual piece for the day, the second is what I call the ‘Castoff’, a piece that is using up the medium I have left over from the ‘real’ piece. I suspect the castoff piece will be as important in this process as the piece itself.