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Re-Imagining Our Footprint: Gina Papen - To Make Art

Re-Imagining Our Footprint: Gina Papen - To Make Art

Gina Papen

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To Make Art                              
6” x 6”,Paint on Wood, Ink  
 
For the past 30 years, I have enjoyed re-configuring some of my art works into new formats.
I began with cutting up small drawings into 9 squares, and re-positioning them for
unexpected compositional challenges. These exercises developed over time to bigger
works, unified by acrylic paint and dark ink. Then I decided to collage over a figure study,
and it led to my doing a series of 20 of them in the 90’s and 2000’s. 
It is a challenge to cut or tear works apart, and then put them back together in a way
that is more satisfying  Sometimes a written word is a motivation or theme to work with.  
I enjoy balancing light and dark areas within the structures for added interest.