This painting has a few different stories attached to it. Thus why I wanted to call it the caucus race, because its takes more than one reason for a painting like this to come together. It takes a lot of reasons, a lot of stories for the entirety of it to finally emerge as a single entity. As a single race, moving around and around but at the end of the day coming to a single purpose of ..... nothing. Very much like the caucus race in Alice in wonderland.
The description of this too speaks to the nature of abstract art, abstract art a lot of the times is very much like painting nothing. What is speaking to you in artwork like this is just your own emotions, in a very interesting way abstract artwork is almost like painting a reflection of your own feelings.
The big reason why I wanted to create this painting was because I wanted a painting of a specific size for my bedroom. My bedroom has a very library-esque, contemporary, clean, and modern kind of feel and look. This is the first reason why I wanted to create a painting for this area, because I wanted something which brings the space together.
The second big reason for making this painting was a bit of an experiment and interesting experience. There was this one day where I wanted to repair a painting of mine that had a warped frame. So I bought some new wooden stretchers, (wooden boards that make the frame of a painting) By accident, I purchased the wrong size of stretchers but didn't want to return them.
I saw that I had some extra bed sheets laying around and decided to try and see if I could use that as the means in which I could stretch over the wooden stretchers and well the experiment worked. By stretching linen instead of the usual canvas material, the painting, texture and vibrancy of the painting process and the final result looks completely different from a standard painting.
Thus that was another reason I wanted to create this painting. I wanted to experiment and see what kind of a result I would get from stretching different materials and painting on top of them.
Another reason I made this painting is because very recently I have been playing around quite a bit with Acrylic Pouring as a method of creating artwork. I wanted to see what kind of a result I would get from using different paintings tools and methods.
Finally after spending a good majority of this past year working through a huge commission and painting, I wanted projects that were smaller in scale. But allowed me to explore different techniques, tools and methods that I have been thinking about during the course of the year.
On a final note, another reason I wanted to create this painting is because at the end of the day. It is a very fun thing to do, having a creative outlet by the end of the workday is a very healthy thing to have mentally, emotionally and spiritually speaking.
This painting is 16" (inches) by 36" (inches) which means that it is just a little bit over a foot in width and about 3 foot in height. This painting is also quite light and can hang on a thumbtack if necessary.