In the Thick
10" x 24"
Acrylic Paint, ink and latex paint
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: As I continued to wrestle with whether or not to hang the tattoo exhibit in the gallery, I continued to explore blacks, whites, and how they mixed to make different tones of gray. As I played with different ways to pour paint on the canvas, I would witness how the two interacted and think on how people can come together in unity. Other areas I explored in my struggle were how some things thought of as right or wrong in history are actually personal preferences or convictions that change with culture, place, tradition, or time.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: After grieving differences, I was inspired to explore the beauty that comes when we are unified. I was also challenged to research and explore the history of tattoo to understand how culture, time, place, and tradition have affected its status of right or wrong. It clarified for me why generations view this art form SO differently.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: Liquid acrylic, latex paints, and black ink were poured and dripped on the canvas to see how they would interacted when one was placed into or next to the other.