Texture & Experimentation:
The surface textures of paper, wood, canvas, plaster, metal, and the Interaction & Reaction of mixed media on these surfaces (oil, water, charcoal, pastel, oil sticks, wax, emulsions, resins, burned materials) create the effects, the colors, the 'presence' of the piece.
Patterns, forms in the fragments of everyday images initiate the creative process - embracing the 'accident' inherent in the craft of experimentation with the medium guides the fabrication and the direction of the art.
Although many of my pieces are illusory and representational, I work to make a piece that is an object onto itself.
John Reed - Austin I Houston I Dallas, TX - 6/2017
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