1. Wallnotes – paper, ink, acrylic, graphite; 9.5 x 7.5 in.
2. Loosestone – paper, ink, ink,graphite, gesso; 10 x 7 in.
3. Division – paper, ink, graphite, gesso; 10 x 7 in.
4. Labyrinth – paper,ink, pencil, gesso; 6.5 x 7.5 in.
5. Equinox – paper, ink, charcoal, acrylic; 11.5 x 9 in.
6. Openlink – paper, ink, gesso; 8.5 x 5.5 in.
7. Viewshed – paper, ink, acrylic, graphite, gesso; 9 x 12 in.
8. #10 Bludust – paper, ink, acrylic, gesso; 8 x 10 in.
My paintings are about layers, primitive surfaces, and marks on paper. I scratch away, plow through, erase, and add more marks, more layers. I wash away, rub, and paint over. I dive in, creating another surface. The composition comes into view then disappears. Shapes and colors that I like so much vanish, sit underneath, or become visible in another place.
An ‘ah-ha’ moment happens and there it is. The composition is complete. Their surfaces are usually non-objective, abstract, symbolic, provoking a contemplative eye. I stand back, I like it. What does it mean, what does it relate to?
My aesthetics are changing. How I relate to the world is changing. I’m seeing through my own eyes now, my woman’s eyes … perhaps.
© Sandy Mayo