Here’s another one from the Reaching Mother series.
Looked as a group it’s the largest piece I have done: 58″ x 58″ with each individual panel measuring 16″ x 16″. I’m happy with this scale; when I stand about four or five feet away it takes up most of my field of vision and envelopes me. It’s a clear illustration of how integral scale is. In my other life as an illustrator I’m unfortunately immune to the issue of scale. This is because I am working on a monitor. And many of the illustrations my studio produces are used on many different sized platforms: print, phone, iPad, and website etc. So with my painting I’m relearning what scale means.
I want these pieces to pulsate and move. My eye does travel around from panel to panel. That said I am concerned that the variation of sizes of the image on the picture plane may feel unintentional or random. But I’m not sure about this yet.
I also just finished this blue group. It’s smaller: 25″ x 25″ with each panel measuring 6″ x 6″. It may be a little too reminiscent of Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.