18" x 13"
THE THOUGHT BEHIND THE PAINTING: Again exploring how contrasting generations and viewpoints could possibly end in harmonious unity, I turned to the idea of black and white paint mixing as they are poured onto canvas. Still wrestling with the overwhelming sense of impossibility and the struggle of the tattoo specific issue circles came to mind.
HOW IT RELATES TO THIS SERIES: I see this piece as a mid-point in the wrestling. It is a moment in the creative journey where the specific issue began to be replaced with greater thoughts on generations, unity, and division. The circles of wrestling turn into the exploration of unity, inter-connection, and wholeness as a body of Christ.
HOW THE PIECE WAS MADE: The acrylic paint and ink were poured, splattered, and dripped onto the canvas. I then took a plastic dish and dipped the lip into paint and stamped it onto the canvas. With each stamp, the cup picked up more paint to be deposited elsewhere.