Found and Created Papers

Alan Mazzetti describes his choice of materials.

Found: I'm constantly looking for and saving a variety of material to use in my artwork.  Some of the Probabilities pieces use paint-stained rags or papers from the studio that seem to me beautiful - or at least interesting.  I use them to introduce a random element into the process, and sometimes try to mimic it with paint - to create a pattern similar to the blot or stain on the rag.  Patterned papers add visual interest and tissue papers add textural interest.

Created: Created papers are made either digitally or with paint.  I like the technological feel of the digitized image; it reinforces the scientific aspect of the theme, it adds a "real" element and, again, it's the current way we say much of the world.  These created images are applied as PAPERS, TRANSFERS, or DECALS.

That's aboutit for materials.  I try to use them in ways that reinforce the basic themes of my Probabilities paintings: everything we see is matter AND energy, wave AND particle.  By changing our perspective, we change our perception.

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