Points for Precipitation (2011)
Points for Precipitation was my graduate thesis show at Cal State Long Beach.
I wanted to go big and then go home.
Three of the pieces are 76"x84", and the other two are just slightly smaller.
I started working on them in the summer of 2011, for my show in November. In the fall I moved them to the studio on campus to concentrate more and that is where the majority of the work was done.
I had never worked so intensely on multiple large canvases in such close proximity to each other before. (the studio on campus is about 10'x12')
I dealt with many subjects throughout the process of making, but more than anything else this work is really about the metaphysics of painting, and about building "momentum," to borrow a term my professor Linda Day used in describing the creative process.
Photos: Aaron Geisel