Arrived

Of course all arrivals are temporary, but this collage looks done. Had a bit of doubt as to how the increase in size (4×3′) would throw off the scale relation between the watercolor patches and the larger flat areas of paper (and, in this case, enamel, because the whole thing is built on top of an unsuccessful pour painting), but it worked out. Improvisation as usual (earlier states).

Robert Linsley, Collage #7 2016, watercolor, watercolor pencil, silkscreen, acrylic, spray, enamel collage on canvas

Robert Linsley, Collage #7 2016, watercolor, watercolor pencil, silkscreen, acrylic, spray, enamel collage on canvas

To me the rest of the series has a dark feeling, although they felt pretty good to make. They are figurative, though what is depicted is not clear—animal, mineral or human? They may be about our emerging history. They are also definitely abstract. This one is my first in a vertical format. The whatever it is bursting or falling or jumping out of the frame within the frame seems to be coming from the past. There’s a lot of Picasso in this one.

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