The above art is a wood plank that has been decorated with strips of my art prints. Once dry and given one coat of dull poly, a sharpie marker was used to make the loose line drawing. White areas were added with gel pen and then thinner black ink verse was handwritten on each row with a very loose and wild stroke.
Many of the words are a bit out of order as i’d occasionally skip lines and then come back to fill them in later. Still more of the words are obscured by the thick black lines of the drawing. i wanted a real and true stream of consciousness and emotion to be attached to the piece, but i didn’t want it to be obvious or read like a book. i pretty much wrote it in a way that forces the viewer to add their own experience and just take snippets from the actual thoughts and words. In this way, the entire piece is a fragmented self-portrait. My illustrations, cut apart and re-assembled randomly….and the same with my words.