Portfolio > Mulched Thread Paintings

This work is based on some of my flooded Katrina photos. These images were severely distorted in the flood waters. They're all self-portraits. For this body of work, I developed a new technique that I call "mulched thread painting". This involves customizing colors by cutting up bundles of thread...each bundle may contain up to 10 different colors. Cutting the bundles turns them into fibers that I then applique to a canvas that has already been roughed out with an acrylic underpainting.

Self-Portrait
thread on acrylic underpainted canvas
2008
Hoover and the Gourd
fabric, thread, acrylic paint
45 1/4" x 32 1/2"
2008
'74 Conflates '88
fabric, thread, acrylic paint
2008
Conversion Van
thread
40" x 38"
2008
Late Winter 1989
thread on acrylic underpainted canvas
2008
Red Rocks
fabric, thread,paint, resin
35" x 48 1/2" (without installation rod)
2009