deborah baca
Ambrosia SaladAfrican VioletsFrench Bulldog Journal Study IOrnate Vase and Female with FlowerChow Chow Journal Study ILassie Journal Study IRomanian Woman & VaseSketchbook Journal Study ISteno with Female and FlowerOatmeal StudyDanbrook Study IBottle and CriminalOlive Jar, Mail HistoryOlive Jar, FamilyThonet Chair  Side ViewThonet Chair Front View
LINE DRAWING COLLAGE WORKS
Line Drawing Collages

Normally, I work in large scale, detailed, unforgiving watercolor which requires research and painting several full size studies before the final piece is begun. In my watercolors, (Table Series) I often interpret other artists’ work. Generally, I am interested in formula, process, and composition interpreted through familiar objects, and images.

In my line drawings, I experience an instant gratification in capturing the raw simplicity of common objects. I’m interested in the thoughts and memories triggered by the objects. Once accessorized with a personal or anonymous photo, each drawing seems to tell a story that didn’t exist before.

In 1996, while vacationing in Sag Harbor, New York, I picked up a few interesting props for potential watercolor paintings. Without any art supplies at hand, but anxious to use my new props, I grabbed a black marker and began drawing on the only paper I could find, The Sag Harbor Press.

Happily, drawing on newspaper allowed me unlimited mistakes, without anxiety. No threatening expectations from a perfect, blank paper. For once, drawing was risk free!

I found many of the drawings pleasing, but the printed words and ads on the newspaper were too distracting. I began using house paint to cover the printed background around the drawings, allowing traces of the printed matter to show through. I liked the body of work, and sold them to an art dealer in New York City a few days later.

I began experimenting with non-traditional paper for other projects. I work with acrylic, watercolor, oil paint marker, pencil, ink, and chalk. My accessories are photos, paper clips, staples, tape, lace, thread, fabric, and found objects.

BACK TO PORTFOLIO