Sunday, August 31, 2008

Table Rock Painting/Poem

Yes, Mark has finished his piece for the Table Rock State Park artist-in-residency agreement. We finally got it photographed today.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Paint and Burn

Part of Mark's studio practice is maintaining spontaneity by making large-scale gestural ink paintings. He has to splash a lot of ink around to work out the compositions and keep his work lively. Working on big newsprint keeps the product from becoming precious, and makes "the process" primary. Artistic discoveries and (hopefully) some of that dynamic spirit are translated into finished works on clay and archival papers. Some of these big sketches becomes giftwrap or packing materials. Others are "offerings".