Portfolio > 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

Encoded
Oil and enamel on canvas
76"x55"
2011
Linda
oil on canvas
76"x84"
2011
Looker
oil on canvas
84"x76"
2011
Grünewald
oil on canvas
76"x84"
2011
Church
oil on canvas
76"x66"
2011