Today after putting some time in at the design desk, I started the first piece for a new body of work. I should have been working on my upcoming December show but couldn't stop thinking of what's to come. I am making myself do this new one in monochrome, mostly through the use of various wood types, stains, and a pinch of spray paint for contrast. My goal is to try out new compositions in my portraiture and play around with the size, scale and placement. Also the wood is going to be very useful in creating a sense of line, shape, and depth since I plan to use it in a sculptural way. The plan is to make it so viewers can get lost in a little world, sort of a portrait as a landscape for exploration. I am very excited about what it looks like in my head, but we'll see if my hands and eyes can keep up! Stay tuned.