Sometimes an artist uses art to work through a problem she is having with some other part of her life. The number 5 and I have a love-hate relationship. I won't get too existential talking about my relationship with numbers. The shape of the number 5 just doesn't always compute in my brain. A bit of dyslexia with that particular number, I guess. I just have to stop and think before I write it,,, every time! That is why the 5s here are all directions, swirling around with lots of confusion.
I started with a large black paint marker for hand writing the marks and some of the 5s. I also used several stencils with paint, and a gold paint marker. After all the marks were dry, I sprayed the painting with a clear coat to set everything because I was afraid that subsequent paint would lift off the markers and make mud. It may not, but I didn't want to take the risk of losing all the bold lines.
30 in 30 Blog.