I have finally been able to create a digital version of this mixed media painting project, A Piece of Me. The physical assembly is illustrated here on the right. After the painting of the individual panels was complete, the assembly entailed framing each one, mounting a backing board onto a wall and then velcro-ing each panel into place. That took me about a month to do. The digital version presented here on the left and above is a pretty good representation of the in-the-flesh version, though the physical version seems to reflect even less dissonance. Who knew?
This then is a life size self-portrait in sixty four pieces. But it’s not about me. Actually it’s about you, since you, as viewer will have to create that unity for yourself. Or not. Alternatively, you are welcome to wander in the individual panels, each of which I strove to create as stand-alone aesthetic unities. The panels were divided into five different painting techniques: egg tempera, encaustic, mixed technique, acrylic and oils. Additionally, approximately fifty percent of the panels are highly tactile. Some were collaged, some were pre-sculpted, some were created with the painting knife and some were done in encaustic (which is already a highly tactile medium). That means that it is half painting/half sculpture – something to be encountered and to allow it to encounter you.
Happy Thanksgiving El and John, Thank you, El, for so diligently and tirelessly creating a true masterpiece… a masterwork… a legacy for those who come after, who will not believe all the effort, energy and ingenuity you put into this labor of love. Cheers! Congrats! Wow! I love you, Kin
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Thanks, Kin, as I’ve said many times, I’ve really appreciated your support along the way. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Maybe you are in your new place by now? Still unpacking boxes? Enjoy!
Ellie you are a crazy genius!
Hi Kin! Yeah you crazy too, baby!!
Thompson aka The Love Doctor
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