Returning to an earlier practice, beginning January 1, 2011, and working from a palette of primary colors, I painted one 6 x 6 inch canvas panel to represent each day of the year. The primary color structure is similar to 2012. The color for each day began with the previous day's color, and developed from responses to the day’s events and a love of color. Travel days are an exception to this color structure: they are all the same color of gray, as they represent interruptions and transitional days in the year. The panels vary in depth; most panels are .75 inch in depth, while days of importance internally or externally are represented by panels of 1.5-inch depth. The days are arranged in units of one week. I chose to use a flexible fiberglass mesh to connect the work: the individual panels are attached in fixed segments and then hung like a curtain, allowing for movement, variability, and chance.The first project: A Year in Color (52 weeks and A Day) is composed of 365 individual panels attached in 7 day segments and hung from a frame.
The 2012 time project documents the phase of the moon for each day of the year on 5 x 5 inch wooden panels of varying depth. The wooden panels were first sanded and then gessoed black. The colors were derived from mixing several varieties of red, blue, yellow, and white. The color for each day began with the previous day's color, and developed from responses to events, coupled with a curiosity about and love of color. The Full Moon and the New Moon are 1.5 inch in depth, while the moon phases are 0.75 inch in depth. The visible portion of the moon was calculated by taking the percentage of the moon’s visibility as charted on Paul Carlisle’s site (www.paulcarlisle.com) and translating it into a metric measurement based on the size of the 5 x 5 panel. The panels are connected in two-week sections using 4-inch lengths of fiberglass mesh; they then hang from a frame. While the squares are fixed, the hanging structure introduces variability into the structure of the grid.
Click on an image for more information.