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Day 26: Recycled art

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Day 26/30: I am proud to recycle art.

I’ve done several paintings recently over old canvases. I was tired of the piece, or it was unfinished, or I was just uninspired. That’s what I love about paint on canvas though, it can get recovered and recovered until it’s a mountain of pigment… until you wondered what it started out as in the first place.

That’s what happened with this piece. It started out as… I don’t remember. Then I covered it with puffy paint and lots of words and symbols that inspired me. Then, after a few months, I wasn’t inspired anymore. It just looked like a mess.

So, I cleaned up (in a sense) the mess by recycling the canvas yet again and covering it with more paint!

I have had these rolling green hills in my mind. When I lived in the beautiful United Kingdom, my work commute for a few months was a 20 minute walk through some rolling hills. I said morning greetings to the fox, the rabbit, the sheep and the crows. I was wondering if I lived in a Beatrix Potter book.

These hills remind me of my commute. These hills remind me of the beautiful place I once lived. And really how much I still miss it…

Recycled art

Recycled art as Rolling Hills

I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be inspired by this piece, but we’ll see… it could be recycled into something else…

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