Compositions in Color (2022 - present)
Oil paint over digitally printed color slides of old photographs found from an archive from retired art professors. To build a new and physical experience of them, I manipulate their colors and add some textures with Photoshop. Then I print them on canvas so that I could spread oil paint over them with a palette knife. The paint application responds to the forms and color as I build out a new composition with it. I work this way because the transformation is so unpredictable yet grounded. These photographs were once selected and presented to students to teach them something related to their studies in art. Now I hope they generate a notion of the sublime within all of our own psyches.