Saturday, August 23, 2014
Big Head (Listening) 2014
With Big Head (Listening) the intent was clear almost from when I had the panels cut, which is very unlike me. There was an idea in my head of big heads (and they are big--the panel is 49" x26"), and that they would be formed as negative space left by the paper. The paper I used is handmade paper with little flowers in it, given to me by a friend. The mouth, eye, eyebrow, and ear were all bits and pieces from my enormous collection of photographs(I have thousands of pieces of photographs that I have tried to organize in my own arcane way. For example, I have two plastic boxes with just photographic heads. One box is labeled "not real heads" and the other "real". Within those categories they are organized by size and sex, either male or female. Each category has it's own little paper folder to keep it with it's peers). The motion and action of the existing paint determined the title of this particular big head. With Big Head (Listening), it was the pink paint sweeping from one side of the head to the other, starting with, or ending at, the ear.