Tissue Paper Paintings

To create this recent group of paintings, I begin by collaging a ground of tissue paper shapes onto raw canvas. At this stage, I can play, shuffle, tear, cut, and rearrange until I land on a structure. Often, I am chasing after an image that slips between background and foreground. Then, I introduce a painted line that is generated from armature wire. I mold, twist, and snip the wire until a form emerges that plays nicely with the tissue paper ground. Painted with flashe, this black line is equal parts interrupter and unifier.