24.5″x24.5″ acrylic ink on black wooden panel
They say even the best artists steal. I’m not sure if I would consider this stealing, but whenever someone is throwing away cheap IKEA furniture, I pull it out of the trash take the flat surfaces to use as canvases.
These wooden surfaces are fantastic for experimentation, which is just what “Wall of Noise” started as.
I had just gotten a 3/4″ #6 automatic pen and I was anxious to work at a larger scale. Using Golden High-Flow Acryclic ink in “Titanium White”, I created a freehand abstract blackletter composition on a black wooden panel that had originally been part of mounted *wall* shelf.
To help reinforce the structure of this organic mass of abstract strokes, I applied a series of thin vertical lines as visual anchors.
As you can see in the detail shots, the automatic pen on a smooth wooden surface covered with scratches and dust allows the ink to flow in unique ways and create interesting textures.
After the initial composition was complete, I splattered golden iridescent ink from the same product line to add visual interest.