Sunday, May 19, 2013
This work, titled "BEAGLE" by Parker Kaufman, was inspired by a painting technique that is little used today, that being pointillism. As a visually challenged artist, the "dot" method of painting was not a technique I could use. I had to devise a way to acheive a similar effect. I employed various "weights" of designs to accomplish the tonal differences. Thin, delicate elements were used to depict lighter areas and bolder, thicker designs formed the darker segments.
In this piece, hundreds of designs were printed on cardstock, individually cut and glued into place. The overlapping of the minute pieces added a unique tactile feature to the piece. The approximate dimensions of the work are 8 x 8 inches and the model was my dog, Lily.