back    next   Installation, Atlanta Artworker's Coallition, 1982  © 1977-8 Tom Ferguson   Still have 6 of these - about 34 x 26"
The sky refence inspiration was discarded after two paintings in favor of the two contrasting areas of pigment that they were largely about. I pursued finding shapes that paralleled or angled off from the edge of the canvas, allowing the "figure" shape to be heavily & roughly impasto (sand, sawdust mixed in) & the "ground" shape to be a smoother contrasting texture, sometimes of a related or harmonious color, sometimes more jarring and abrubt. This installation is from my first one-artist exhibition, at the Atlanta Artworkers Coalition Gallery (AAWC), 1982.


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