I was asked by my local art community to participate for next year’s calendar, for each month one artist would provide an original piece of work. I choose the month august. The idea would be to make 91 calendars.
Pondering what I could do, whether to make one piece a day, or one painting and copies of it added with some twists etc.
I structured my approach in three phases what really helped me to stay on track and meet the deadline:
- ideation: experimenting with three ideas (linocut, building on past work, considering my coursework)
- making: making the paintings
- shipping: cutting, signing, photographing, making labels, stick them on the backside, put sticky dots on the backside to enable putting it on a calendar page, handing over to local art community
From the three ideas, I eventually decided to comment and explore on my own work I did some time ago for ‘Geologic Sensibility’ – see at: https://www.stefanschaffeld.com/, a painting made from shellac solution, acrylic paint, ink, and pigments. Also I decided for a structuralist approach to make
Painting large scale , three series – cutting up in individual pieces / 14 columns and three rows
cutting up into single => 126 pieces of summer landscapes ( 14 columns x 3 rows x 3 series of painting)
Calendar : August 2020
25 x 10 cm (ink, shellac, acrylic on paper)
from Series 2 of a series of 3X3X14
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- After I found the way forward, it was an intense time consuming activity.
- I structured my approach in three phases what really helped me to stay on track and meet the deadline (all was done within 4 days)
- I was impressed how focused I worked, it seemed when I really do artworks from my bottom of the heart it just moves
- I found the cutting up of larger paintings into single pieces not only time effective, but it also places the pieces into a network. The new owners would be part of a larger work, not separated. An idea of ‘social’ interaction I really like.