John Clarkson's Commonplace Book
Monday, July 07, 2014
Array of five.
Media: Plaster and cloth over expanded polystyrene, acrylic paint. Each "house" is approximately 5"W x 7.5" H x 3" D.
Completed July 5, 2014.
Experiment with recursion and accident amidst restricted form, color and movement.
The "house form is an archetype in our culture. Together they form a streetscape, a neighborhood.
I cut the forms out on a table saw, then worked layers of plaster over them until each had a unique shape. Working from a limited palette, I threw on successive streams of paint from different angles.