Hot Box mono[types]
I have been doing a bit of work on the hotbox and making progress in aligning my vision of my work with my output. You know the old saying “Garbage In, garbage out”. To avoid taking out the metaphorical garbage I have been meditating regularly and quieting my mind. It is a work in progress as well as my art, a journey of the spirit of which there is no end only the joy of the experience. This is precisely why I love to work on the hotbox, it requires spontaneity, focus and allowing all to happen simultaneously! It is similar to riding a bicycle; the action or mechanics are always the same, but the experience in the moment is different every time. No matter how hard you try you can never repeat the result of that experience even if you take the same trail each time.
The process began at John Campbell Folk School at the beginning of the year when I was browsing through art books for inspiration in a watercolor class. Enter the work of Joan Mitchell, a “second generation” abstract expressionist one of the female artists that was also part of the New York School. This looks nothing like her work. I am looking at structure and spatial relationships. The following wax works that follow are my own discoveries to tap into this spatial vocabulary.