It’s done! Made 2 4x8 ft #abaca Japanese style sheets to embed my figure in. What I didn’t consider was how ceremonial and haunting the whole process was. Someone asked “are you entombing or preserving”. The great Tim Barrett said he wished someone had documented the whole thing.
#art #installation and #collaboration between I and an artist in Mexico. #workinprogress reception is on Friday.
50x76 in. drawing made of cut map borders.
Trying something new.
No drawing, no plan,
just gluing on paper.
Invited to partake in a #transnational #art show between Iowa City and Guanajuato, Mexico artists. Now I just need to make and finish a piece under four days.
Movable #cutpaper #portrait. I just want to make many of these guys and place them everywhere! #studio #artist
Onto the next project.
2 days of printing but I am finally done with the first color.
Fidencio Martinez is a mixed-media artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, who uses paint and cut paper to “examine the brown body, the battleground onto which events, perceptions and laws are formed.” He is the recipient of the 2013 Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Fellowship Award.
For more of his work, go to http://www.fidenciomartinez.com/
" #badassartist " I love it.
Instragram - artistfidencio
Making floating figures made of maps to potentially be glued to the painting in the back… Or embedded in handmade 4x8 ft paper.. Too many ideas. #cutpaper #painting
The moment you start to visualize the print. Ugh-mazing! I still get the butterflies whenever a thought starts to materialize. #artist #linocut #printmaking