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September 30, 2009

Work in Progress

It’s been a gratifying month in the studio as many of the Long View Project’s one hundred 12″ square artworks began to materialize.

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A first step in the process is preparing the base panels. Above, Lili Ong applies gesso to the panels’ fronts and sides to create white acid-free surfaces for paper collages to adhere to.

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Other panels will support wood constructions inspired by the recycled Venesta boards at Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds.

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I’m working on several pieces simultaneously, shuttling them between the walls and work tables. I’ll be posting updates on the series as it develops, as well as new sketchbook pages, small-panel studies, and the ongoing photo-documentation of my Antarctic item collection.

Big thanks to Lili and my pal Eric Hoffman for their invaluable assistance and creative inspiration in the studio.


Filed under: Process — mbartalos @ 11:32 pm

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