Tanglang woman 3 (Holiday)
"Tanglang woman 3 (Holiday)"
Mixed media on plywood
28 x 48inches (71 x 122cm)
One of the portraits from my residency at
Jardin Orange in Shenzhen, China. This is
was a very different process than I am used to.
These were people on the street that we asked
to photograph. It was all very brief, a few frames
and we were done. They are this sort of
cataloging of chance encounters that lasted 2-3
Minutes. So brief that without the photograph
I'm not sure what either of us would actually
remember. That's what's interesting to me about
the intention to create something. That intention
alone actually changes and separates that
moment from all the other moments perhaps
simply because it had a purpose.
This was also a time when I was trying to eliminate the rectangle from my artworks. What would start as a rectangle was reduced to the more essential elements of the piece.