Site by  Rodman Design

Bookabie Turn

These materials are put together outdoors, sometimes with paper towels or sheets of plastic.  Gravity, surface tension and evaporation are allowed to run their course(s).  About half the attempts are lost at sea.  The process is more beach combing than painting.  A vacation from grinding out your own mark on a piece of paper. This work shares the same aesthetic as Raku firings with it’s rubble of failures next to the kiln. Serendipity plays its irreplaceable role.

The images look something like the mapping of the coast that inspired them, aerial views, estuary, bays, desert, ocean - but this is an accident and an unexpected souvenir.  The larger idea was not paintings of the coast but by the coast, the same forces encountered there of light and wind and water rising and receding.