As my wrists warm up to working again, (been a long winter after breaking them in late December) I'm getting back to working regularly and it's providing new opportunities for me to loosen the abilities I have had, up. I'm not as steady with my hand, as I'm learning to work them and the arms are pretty weak due to being in casts for quite a long run. I'm employing some of the same approaches to the work, just allowing for my hand to be it's natural rough self. I'm kinda enjoying the chance to be a lot more primitive and loose. I'll keep documenting the process, and see what transpires.
left in second surgery cast right recovering with hardware in both wrists to repair damage
As you may have noticed I've been a touch quiet this winter since the end of December. On the 28th of December I had an accident at home where I broke both wrists and gave myself a concussion. I'm slowly recovering, been some trouble with the left wrist, and some delays with getting work done. I should be back and on with making work I hope by mid March if not sooner. I have a bit of a road ahead for recovering, but getting there slowly. I will have new paintings visible soon and look forward to normalcy again in the spring.
Caught a wonderful loose show of works by local artist JD Banke at Pole Drift Gallery in Seattle. The work has this really wonderful nostalgia and playfulness that ranges from sarcasm to a clear reminder of things being seriously not serious. This always clicks in place for me, reminds me of the constant, to get a better grip, sometimes you have to loosen your hold. JD gets that in spades, it was just the tonic I needed this cold winter night walking into galleries around town...