It is a funny thing what the brain will do with memories and how it will treasure them and finally bring them into odd juxtapositions with other things, as though it wanted to make a design, or get some meaning out of them, whether you want it to or not, or even see it.
I tear an arbitrary shape from a piece of paper, use it as a stencil, and repeat it to create an overlap. I have included a demonstration image to illustrate the process. Recently, I have incprporated a metal screen from a hardware store (traditionally used as a household radiator cover) as another stencil inside the shapes and as an overlapping image of it's own. The continuity in this work lays in the repeated process and my desire to make a design.
Artist Bio / CV
Barry Assed was born in Northampton, Pennsylvania, and studied drawing and sculpture at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania. In addition, he studied under Al Erdosy and Howard Greenberg at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.
Barry Assed's work draws from this strong foundation in drawing and sculpture and has been exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and museums throughout the mid-Atlantic region. These include the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania and the Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. One of his drawings is in the permanent collection of the Muscarelle Museum. He has also exhibited in Berlin, Gremany.