blue ruin

blue ruin, oil, collage, indigo, mixed media on canvas, 36" by 60", 2014. 

This painting came out of another older painting dating back at least ten years that lingered in the back of the studio, surviving several moves only to be removed from its stretcher and cut up. The first iteration consisted of many layers of paper collage and oil paint on canvas, the cut up fragments were then glued and stapled over another painted canvas that was further worked over with washes of oil paint and indigo pigment until blue ruin emerged. The blue of autumn skies, nomadic traditions and glowing screens.