January 02, 2011

One down,

Motel Parking Lot

As promised, this is the year I will consciously integrate a signature onto the front of all my work. My real signature is illegible and would be a calligraphic feat to stroke onto a painting. This is the one I use to sign all my paintings. Some people place a lot of emphasis on a signature on the front of a painting or want to over analyze it. It felt awkward to claim a space of canvas like this. Con: I find it distracting. Pro: I like the distraction.

My work has shifted. This shift makes me uncomfortable, but I would be more uncomfortable if I tried to make work like I did last year, or the year before, or the year before. I try though, as seen in the feeble and half-hearted attempt to place 3 yellowish-orange rays in the corner.


Carla said...

I love this painting. Interesting how you sectioned off the signature, and then countered with the rays on the opposite. Something "in your face signature desirers" about that.

Carla said...

Or maybe a protective field for/from the sig.