|"Curves" in progress.|
|"Curves" with 2x4 spacers in progress.|
People often ask me why I use plywood as an art material. For me, plywood represents various aspects of humanity's relationship with the natural environment.
It's form contrasts with its texture, the wood grain from its source, live trees. Plywood, like most art materials available today, is one of many commercial products which are formed through the manipulation and control of a natural resource.
A natural material transformed into a product by an industrial and technological process, plywood is easy to use and readily available, as well as economical and durable if treated properly.
A disadvantage for me is the high cost of shipping it. This semester I am exploring ways of using small segments of plywood, measuring 22" or less, and attaching them together in order to save on shipping costs.
My last show of plywood projects was very well-received, so I will continue to work with it in addition to painting on other surfaces.