I will be up at the El Portal Visitors’ Center this weekend, at the El Yunque National Rainforest, displaying my work and working my work! This month I’m introducing some new prints that represent a techinique that I developed back in the early 90’s that I call Fusionism. This technique is a process that either uses distinct drawings layered upon one another to create a tapestry-like effect or takes individual pieces of one drawing and inserts them in to another for some fabulous textural effects. I’ve pulled some of the paintings that I think well represent this technique and made some lovely archival, fine art prints available to the public. I’m showing them for the first time this weekend at El Portal.
You’ll also have the opportunity to see a work in progress. This month I’ll be working on a mixed media tapestry, using paint, embroidery and beads. This process results in intensely colored, rich, textural tapestries meant to be framed and hung like any other fine art painting. As with Fusionism, this is a process unique to me that I developed in response to my love of pattern and texture in my paintings. In this case the texture is true to the touch!
We’ll be up on the second floor of the center, Thursday through Sunday, from 9-4:00. El Portal is located on the right side of Rte. 191, just before the entrance to the park, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Come see the beauty of the rainforest through the eyes of an artist!