Size: 16″ x 20″
White Out was made from painter’s caulk, aluminum flashing panels, and acrylic paint on canvas.
This piece is currently on exhibition at Artomatic 2017 in Crystal City, Virginia until May 7, 2017.
A piece like this doesn’t have much a story behind it sadly. This was largely a bit of experimentation. I had done a piece, named Weffa, several years earlier that also had an inset aluminum flashing panel. I wanted to do that again but in a different way. Weffa had these swirls of white caulk on a single panel in the center of the piece. For White Out I decided to thinly coat 3 panels in caulk, creating a distinct, but subtle, abstract design on each.
The entirety of the canvas was also covered the painter’s caulk. To create the texture I ran a comb over the caulk repeated. The comb in question wasn’t a fancy tool, it was the same type you’d use on your hair. I use a lot of strange tools in my studio. After I had combed the surface several times, I placed the panels in the center. I ran the comb, carefully, from the edges of the panels to the edge of the canvas to smooth out the disturbed caulk.
When the caulk had finished drying, I painted the edges of the canvas with a medium gray acrylic paint.