Paint the Word Obsession

acrylic, collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

In Saturday’s workshop we incorporated words into our painted and collages art pieces by starting with them, ending with them and inserting them into various layers.

In this demo I asked for a word and was given “obsession” so I wrote it into the wet paint beginning with a watercolor crayon (it got painted over, but the meaning persisted).

Can you tell what layer came next? and next?  What we get with all these layers of paint and collage and word is packed with meaning.  It’s a palimpsest, like the early manuscripts which were covered over so that successive entries could be made, it contains a history of the layers of creation. What do you think this suggests about the nature of obsession?


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