|"Random" (al azar)|
Then, this afternoon, I listened to a radio interview with Noah (my son, the 365 guru) and he said that it was just about making something every day. That took pressure off of me. I didn't have to make art, or something that I liked, I just had to make something.
I decided that, rather than think about what I was going to do, I'd use a technique that I shared with students in my studio classes, for making an edition of Artist Trading Cards. It involved randomness.
I had a large piece of cardboard, the backing from an old framed photograph. It had labels on it. I covered the entire piece with bits of three different pieces of paper from my stash. Then I turned the cardboard over and randomally cut 4" x 6" (11.25 x 16.5) pieces from it. I managed to get 4 of those sizes, and some scraps, one of which is a nice little 4" x 5" collage that I'll keep. When I turned the cards over, I was happy with the results. I only needed to add another piece to one card to satisfy my compositional taste. Voila, random! Oh, yes, #43 will be sent to someone
who has supported and encouraged me. He's smart, fun loving, creative
and inspiring, and more.