I have been back now for about a week and figured it was time to document the work completed at a recent residency. So feel free to check them out at http://www.lisawicka.com/Merge-Adjust
My choice of texture and color where based primarily on my interpretation of the space around me. I referenced existing textures/patterns such as the chipboard walls of my studio, and the floral wallpaper in the stairwell of the house in which I was staying. I approached these pieces in an almost opposite way that I normally work. I tend to start with a solid white background and work with geometric shapes, texture and line within that space. These pieces however, started with a textured background and forced me to problem solve in a new way. Although a struggle at times, I am happy with the resulting work I was able to make. Forcing myself to be further away from a concrete plan allowed new combinations and techniques to rise to the surface. I am interested to see how this new approach will influence my other work.