Tuesday, June 16, 2015

THE ACID TEST 2015

The 2015 glue season begins with tests of new color media combined into notated formulas.
A few examples (wet):


After about 500 tests, the most promising results are compiled.


The formula notations are plugged into a design grid for reference. This will be the plan for the acid test.


Finally, the formulas are dropped on a permanent glue bed for the first time. This is the acid test, where the formulas will prove their mettle, designated "#1501" - first two digits reference the season year, second two digits the consecutive order of completion. Dimensions 24" x 24". (click to enlarge)


The 2015 season begins.



3 comments:

  1. You are totally amazing! I am impressed with your ability to keep such good records. Love the new effects.

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  2. The wax paper test sheets all stacked up are so cool, I want to look through them!
    Even after years of following, I still have a few questions.
    1) How do you store the test sheets throughout the years? ....Do you have to seal them like a painting?
    2) Why is the testing process called an "Acid Test"?

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  3. acid test
    n.
    A decisive or critical test, as of worth or quality.

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