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Erasing Sean Scully

This is the first painting in a series I’m calling “ERASURES”.  It’s done in acrylic on canvas and was motivated by a work that the artist Robert Rauschenberg created in 1953.  There’s a terrific video of how he created the work on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpCWh3IFtDQ

I created a painting a few years ago that was influenced by the artist Sean Scully’s “wall of Light” series.  I never quite finished it and left it in my studio for several years.  I would look at it from time to time, and eventually it struck me.  Why not “erase” it.  I used what I call “willem deKooning’s palette” and “erased” the original painting leaving a remembrance of the orignal.

 

3 comments

  1. Cory

    Hey Mac,

    I love that you have put your work and thoughts out for all to see. This is really great. I know "happy," "proud" or "satisfied" are sand traps for artists, but this work certainly entitles you to feel these things.

    Your post above made me flashback to art class during the Riverside years. You were finishing up one of your "satellite views" of Medford, and it looked cool, and then without warning, you just started painting over it. I remember being confused and little awed by the act.

    Anyway, that's all I can say about that.

    Look forward to seeing you next week. Say hi to Mrs. Mac.

    Best,

    Cory

  2. JOMAC

    thanks cory. great observation.

  3. Cory

    Mac,

    What's your address?

    Cory

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