When I was a kid, I used to love to lay on my back and watch clouds. It wasn’t actually the clouds I was interested in. Sure, whether they were cirrus, cumulus or some other type of cloud was all interesting(ish), but that’s not what engaged me.
I loved finding hidden figures and objects in the shapes of the clouds. A dog, Mickey mouse’s head, an arrow – the more creative you are, the more you find.
When I create abstract panels, I look for shapes emerging the same way I looked to the sky when I was a kid. I do my best to not become attached to them and let the work evolve. As I worked on this mixed media glass piece, two figures arose that I just could not cover. For a time, I toyed with enhancing them to make them more apparent. But in the end, I decided to leave them vague.
The piece is named Verklempt, which means overcome with emotion. The name is for the figures and objects I can see in the piece.
Each panel is 48″ tall by 20″ wide. The diptych is created from mixed media and reclaimed glass mounted on wood panels and hung with french cleats.