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.