Controtendenza
19 Oct 21 by justatest
Increasingly squeezed by my diminishing working space (now more of a storage space, or artworks graveyard), I didnĀ“t want to stop making the impractically-sized works that usually interest me. I thought I might make a piece that would take up little floor space but could utilize the available height in my dark, grim garage studio space.

with added support

Unfortunately with the weight of all the layers of paper, gesso, jute and paint, it began to warp and topple over. I was forced to build a support piece to keep it upright.

start to paint

taking advantage to view while the car parking is empty

After applying a couple of coats of gesso.

jute layer

paper foundation layer

wire structure

starting out

Controtendenza

doodle idea

So for a small footprint yet still occupying upper headspace, I was thinking of an open vertical stack accordian-like object. Not that it should have accordian flexibility but rather a more fixed demeanor.