underfoot: chalk

underfoot: chalk

Underfoot: chalk is a series based on photographs taken at a chalk festival.  Each work is based on several photographs, but contains multiple pieces of those photographs – ranging from a few to many.  I use the image to edit itself  – bits of color or components of design can be lifted from one area and added to another part of the same photograph, or to a different photograph.

The original shots are of street paint, chalk pieces, chalk scribbles, crushed chalk and other items found at the festival.  I will also use photographs of a few inches of solid-color applied chalk shot at the edge of a piece (all of which are at least 6 feet square, many larger.)  I am very careful to avoid the use of another person’s artwork.  I am in pursuit of color and texture only.

(each image is followed by 2 detail views)