In this piece, I decided to use all the materials I had previously prepped for other projects but fit them into one composition. I used a whole new style that I had not worked with before. I did not check how each piece worked in correlation to the others until the very last layers. I started the composition by randomly laying down the paper and gluing it on. I thought less and used intuition more. I worked starting with big layers to small. I had been researching and exploring music, specifically slower music full of drums. After reflecting on the piece I questioned the steps of my art process and my 'working' phase. I thought about the beat of the music: patterns, rhythms, melody. I was surprised at how quickly this piece flowed together. I used all the things I learned from my previous paper and mixed media collage.
This piece is forever changing and evolving. I keep seeing new and interesting layers and things I can do with this. I was having so much fun working in three-dimensional shapes I knew I wanted to make something big. I wanted to push myself to see how big I could make this body of work. I used more of my style from Trimming for the first layers of paper and vinyl. I used more colors, inspired by my digital collages and sketches. I played with different types of surfaces and spray paints inspired by Intention, Extension. Planes of Placidity feel like the collaboration of my previous work. I am working on finishing new layers with wood and plexiglass to manipulate the idea of layers similar to the use of vellum in Stress Relief. My favorite experiment in this piece came with using holographic vinyl. I work to push materials beyond the original purpose and combine them with other media. I enjoy making big pieces that have interesting sections that bounce your eyes to different places and when you walk around them.