The current size of this artwork is 57 inches by 53 inches in width. To travel with this artwork, the bottom section needed to be removable to fit inside the usable 42-inch width of the Toyota Rav. That meant I also needed to remove the two connected canvases which cross all three sections of the artwork. I first attached to the top and bottom front of the canvases L-shaped aluminum strips. The distance between them was enough for the artwork to fit in between. I then drilled through the upright aluminum and artwork’s wooden frame to connect the artwork together with screws and wing nuts.
I was concern although 2019 with balancing the space between the art. Early on I realized that the shadows created by the artwork features were not enough to fill the space. That is when I started to add small pieces of canvas images between the gaps in the artworks. The larger size and placement of the two canvases may be the better direction to explore.
The canvases purpose was to balance the negative space (that which is not part of the subject. I first called it empty space), and to add depth, and not to add contrast or interest. The canvases are not original in style or design. They are more like Walmart art. I prepared them by layering multiple satin glazes using the same colors in the artwork. The final gazes are of Iridescent Pearl. My preference was that the canvases blend with the artwork and the off-white background support. Although, there is separation. The artwork has a matte finish while the canvases have a shiny satin look.
Finally, it would be good to reduce my large stock of canvases. I have probably thirty different sizes of canvases that have remained squirreled away since I finished the Vivaldi The Four Seasons series in early 2015.
Left to do is adding the words.
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Scott Von Holzen