Suspicion is spray paint and latex on canvas, 36″ x 24″.  I created it on May 22, 2015.  I wanted to depart a little from my usual Jackson-Pollockish abstract expressionist  method of splattering paint onto canvas and try something more in the line of hard-edge painting. This turned out to be somewhere between the two.

I chose the name Suspicion, because if I were to put myself in the place of the white squiggle to the right of center, I would see hard edges all around on a vague, nebulous background with unidentifiable things moving toward me from all directions while being unaware of their purpose(s).   I have no idea what the technical, psychological name for this type of empathy/sympathy for a splatter of paint would be,  but now that I bring it up, a graduate student in psychology somewhere will probably write a paper about it.  I had no idea what I would name it when I was working on it.  I was just experimenting with form and color.


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