15" x 18"
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: What and who are in the gray areas of life? They are the in-betweens. They aren’t necessarily the right or the wrong. Those caught in the middle – not belonging to one side or the other. Outcast… in limbo… never quite fitting in. That’s often the artist in society and in the church. Wrestling with deep questions of life, faith, art, and how it all intersects. This is an often unsettled and messy place to reside.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: I have found myself caught in the middle lately on many levels, generationally, as an artist who loves the church, and in the case of the tattoo exhibit, wrestling as one who has no strong for or against opinion but can see and understand each side.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: The acrylic paint was poured on and then the end of a brush was run through it to mix the paint and create middle toned gray areas. Circles were then added stamping a plastic dish into white and black paint and plopping it onto the canvas.