“Pulse Source,” Acrylic on Canvas (16 x 20)
by Natica Angilly
Diablo/Alameda Branch NLAPW
What Tools and Materials do I like to use? Brushes, sponges, the side of hand and sometimes the stretch of my arm, help me to spread my color and textures. Rulers and tape help me define areas, lines and give a precise edge. I like to feel connected to the work. Acrylic, and especially the liquid acrylic spray, has a tendency to “roam.” Pallet knife, air brush, and old perfume atomizers help me work the transparent acrylic and achieve various affects. The assemblages are found and created objects, fabrics, paper mâché, hand sewing, and several types of glues which I gather. Things seem to “show up” when an idea starts dancing in my head. Affecting a sense of movement is the challenge. I like to create a look of depth or seeing beyond with multiple transparencies. For my collages – just about anything goes! The liquid acrylic moves and can be coaxed across the canvas, which I guide and slide into form. Getting caught by a compelling poetic idea, motivation or directive seems to be the key. My Heartistry series, and Pulse Source paintings, speak of dynamism, musicality and the infinite spiral staircase. The whorls demonstrated in the inner working of some sea shells helped to give me a clue toward painted movement. The inner spiral is often called the spiral staircase. These shapes are used to enjoy the artistic dance and also teach directed line and motion.
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