In Cuts Make You, I introduced prime numbers as a way to structure the series. With the wide open schedule of the residency here at the Lucid Art Foundation, I applied this way to structure a working routine. The vastness of 21 free days in the wilderness of Gordon Onslow Ford land was daunting. (Above: Gordon Onslow Ford, Present in Company, 1969. Acrylic/Linen, 93 x 140 inches)
So, when in doubt, resort to the prime. A schedule enveloped:
Oct 20: day 1 Catch Oct 21: day 2 Catch Oct 22: day 3 Catch Oct 23: day 4 Construct Oct 24: day 5 Catch Oct 25: day 6 Construct Oct 26: day 7 Catch Oct 27: day 8 Construct Oct 28: day 9 Construct Oct 29: day 10 Construct Oct 30: day 11 Catch Oct 31: day 12 Construct Nov 1: day 13 Catch Nov 2: day 14 Construct Nov 3: day 15 Construct Nov 4: day 16 Construct Nov 5: day 17 Catch Nov 6: day 18 Construct Nov 7: day 19 Catch Nov 8: day 20 Construct Nov 9: day 21 Construct November tenth: departure and return home
And an envelope to be ripped? And it was!
Thoughts Before about Place:
An exploration of this place as opposed to that place; seeking a particular type of relationship to it that connects to the other. I returned from Iceland with many impressions and thoughts about the place. What happens to these thoughts in a place close to home?
So these are some of the things that happened: At the residency, I disrupted existing conventional forms to find new shapes using natural & temporal elements.
1970s Vintage Development Maps of Pt. Reyes Peninsula: Acquired from Eleanor Murray's collection, I brought them to Inverness to reference the location of the residency. Not knowing what I would do with them, I first made rough cuts (and secondary cuts) into each to approximate the shape and sections of the studio. Then I established a visual line on the walls using masking tape. Waited. Thoughts about tectonic plates and the fault lines of Iceland and Pt. Reyes directed me. Breaking up the conventional forms of the maps became a side project during the residency while I worked on constructions using book parts and wondering how this exercise will influence my constructions. I will take the maps home to continue this process and see what happens.
Light Studies: Explored forms using changing light with pen and masking tape.
When Plans are Disrupted: