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Upon Closer Inspection

"Upon Closer Inspection" 8"  x 10" acrylic on canvas w/googly eyes and glow 2014

“Upon Closer Inspection” 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas w/googly eyes and glow 2014

“Upon Closer Inspection” is an exploration of color and texture outside my usual materials. The vibrant green isn’t one I make a practice of working with, and having started out with it, I continued exploring the opportunity by also using new glow material. I had run out of phosphorescent acrylic paint, and the local art shop had none of quality in stock (many stores don’t consider glow in the dark to be a ‘professional use’ characteristic, and stocking it is a low priority). They had a sale bin, and in the sale bin were several craft kits for making glow-in-the-dark projects; they included packets of glow crystals. I used those, and clear medium with the googly eyes I had on hand to complete the piece, hoping to convey something about the idea that what we see up close isn’t always predicted by what we view from a distance… or perhaps something about life taking unexpected forms (or directions). ┬áIt’s a small piece, at 8″ x 10″. This piece is available for purchase.

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