“Remnants”
Watercolor & Ink

18" x 24"
Remnants is one of the “Accidental Pop Art” series, and it is a piece I created at 8 to Create 2018, a live art event, at the Link Gallery at the University of Illinois. Given the short amount of time to produce an artwork I chose a style that was atypical of my work.  The process begins with random, abstract blobs on paper with watercolor.  I then allow the shapes to determine the subject matter.  The shapes are defined and established by painting and drawing over the abstract shapes during the inking process, similar to finding hidden shapes in the clouds, or pareidolia.
View in-action event photos: https://www.steampunkgrub.com/8-to-create
More info about 8 to CREATE: https://publish.illinois.edu/8tocreate/