This work is formed around the practice of subdividing the painting into layers.
Like writing, I start at the top left and finish bottom right. It's a compositional technique
to gain complexity without the sadness of chaos. It's also a response to my need for repetition/pattern within an image.

I've considered abandoning the stacking of strata lines and just painting one long line but the minuses outweigh the pluses.
The most obvious issue for me is the practical concerns that face a long/thin painting. Also, there is something
gained by the image condensed into a rectangle. The empty voids read as both positive and negative space.
This volatility can be a point of departure.

Lastly,painting in this way compounds the notion that the painting has an actual end. This is helpful
because my interest and attraction to overworked images means that I need strategies and limits to not get lost.

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