Prototype Leaving and the Left 1
Originally uploaded by love not fear
I finished the prototype last night. I’ve never approached making art in this way — making a prototype. Typically I go with first draft=final draft. But this series is important enough to play around a bit and figure out what works and what doesn’t. I’ll explore below what I’ve learned logistically during the process thus far.
I generally like the way it turned out, but there are some obvious imperfections. I’m anxious to make another prototype to see how what I’ve learned from this one can be applied.
Visually it looks good. I know I need to do a few things:
- Spread the superglue evenly on the glass so that the sticking points are not visible
- Go back into the electronic communique and even out the way text is distributed
- Mix the colors more evenly before applying them to the glass — I wanted to see if the paint organically blended
- More sandwiching of glass
I’ll learn more about the process as I do it, I’m sure.
A few questions I’m asking myself need to be worked out.
Should I quarantine each person’s sentiments per piece? For this one, I mixed letters from two different individuals with the idea that these types of emotions are universal. I’m thinking that maybe it doesn’t work within the piece, and that I should isolate feelings from individual writers. Still include both love and loss in one piece, just keep it focused on one person per piece. That will mean making more than one piece per person.
The inclusion of paint comes from a suggestion that another artist gave me as I explained the idea to him, and I like the idea. I’m interested in what others have to say about how to execute this series. Please share any ideas in the comments.