3.09.2011

Rubbings


I've been working on a new idea...doing rubbings from my paintings that have raised elements in them. Here is one example, and a detail shot of the same piece. It's a very interesting way to keep exploring the possibilities of a painting. I almost like the rubbings better than the paintings. The paintings are actually becoming printing plates. This is why I make art. I love to be always exploring. It's the place where I stay interested and engaged in my work. I think that must be the essence of all creating. That frontier where you have skill, but don't know what to expect next. That's what makes it so engrossing that time vanishes, and I am cleansed by the experience in some way.

7 comments:

Kathryn said...

These are lovely, Lari! I was just writing a post about trying new things and constantly exploring new ways of adding to a current series. I can't wait to see more.

Ludid Ryu said...

That is the essence for sure. Wonderful post.

Lari Washburn said...

oh, thank you both! so encouraging.

Kitty Kilian said...

I agree - although I can be engrossed in doing old things too ;-) I would call it art = play.. Lovely drawings. Would make great textile designs too. Curtains.. skirts.. I tweeted your line about the frontier and the skill and put a link to your blogpost. So if any weird Dutch people turn up at your blog I did it.

Lari Washburn said...

Hey that was nice Kitty...I'm beginning to like weird Dutch people more and more.

Sophie Truong said...

Exciting!! Isn't there something freeing too about transforming something into something else? It kinds of remove that first step in front of a blank page which can be so intimidating..

Lari Washburn said...

yes, very much!

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