Tuesday, February 21, 2012
OM.2012.076 + 077 - Robert McGraw - USA
Materials: Acrylic paint, sandpaper, plastic discs, sheet plastic, “Contact” paper, and metal, on Bristol paper.
Collage gives me the freedom to follow where Imagination leads.
Hardware, bits of sandpaper, old floppy discs, semi-precious gemstones: If such disparate materials produce the result I want, I am free to use them (...and I have). Collage doesn't constrain my imagination.
I invite viewers to join with me in the creative process by using their imagination to complete the "backstory" of my works.
[The viewer's imagination would have more latitude if I used serial numbers rather than titles, but many viewers think works without titles are unsettling. Therefore I give titles, but they are often cryptic or sketchy.]
I find joy and satisfaction in using my imagination. I hope your imagination finds joy in creating its own interpretations.