Date posted: June 26, 2020
Art of the Day by Andrea Lewicki.
I begin new work by improvising, instinctually responding to whatever has my attention. Building up layers and creating visual language happens rapidly as I butter paint onto smooth surfaces with non-traditional painting tools. Then I work slowly and deliberately to break through the structure that has emerged – hours of sanding, scraping, sometimes releasing rigidity with pencil marks that are an abstraction of my handwriting. This divergent and convergent rhythm repeats, like a dance, until the piece is no longer about me making sense of my own world. It is confusing, often liberating, and through it all I am discovering how to un-domesticate my creative voice.
See Andrea’s website at https://linktr.ee/andrealewicki