Board books. They're such a big part of early childhood, and it's easy to buy a lot of them and then find ones self emotionally attached to a giant pile of cardboard not long after. The other day I decided to try cutting them up to use as canvases.
It turns out they wrinkle a bit with the gesso application. But - the rounded corners and funny reverse sides make them tempting to use anyways so I'm trying.
This series was initally inspired by the plastic sculpture I'm making, and now look quite different. I'm taking a break from painting to write now.
They have become dark and fleshy and I'm thoroughly enjoying blurring their lines.
I am literally blurring their lines and obscuring their details. I am also slowly erasing their connection to their initial concept.
I don't know what they'll become.