As the saying goes: “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but often times better than a master of one.” I like to experiment in many creative forms, professionally as a software engineer and for fun I have experimented with Photography, Pottery, Writing (prose and poetry). My current big experiment is Printmaking. I am the owner of D.M. Penny Press, a printmaking studio in Manchester NH. The studio has been in operation since 2015 and I do offer limited memberships for experienced prinkmakers looking for access to a press and other equipment. If interested see the membership info on the web page.
The second piece in the series is titled "SUUD" and was most influenced by Landscape with Letters by Carl Zerbe.
Almost every week we had a set of vocabulary works to look up, terms used in describing and understanding art. This piece is titled "SUUD" and is a landscape of terms. I decided to represent the terms in a series of boxes of contrasting colors, using both positive and negative space to construct the words. I added a color wheel to the center of the piece. The outer ring contains the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and the inner rings are the tint (added white), tone (added gray) and shade (added black) colors. The inner circle is actually mounted on the picture and can be turned to show the complimentary, split-complimentary, triads and tetrad color relationships. The entire piece is dissect with white and black lines, because I find it is human nature to reduce the complexities of life into one of two choices: yes/no, true/false, warm/cool, objective/nonobjective, there seems to be the constant need to compare one thing against another. I used modeling paste to thicken and give body to the paint and tried to added a little sculpture and texture to the piece.