Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Works is progress

Hello fellow artists!

Just wanted to show some work that I am currently trying to finish...the theme is music which is very appropriate coming from me since I adore all types of music. The materials I used are broken CD shards and hot glue on canvas. Some of the shards are painted but some of the CDs I purchased came in black which was really neat. Feel free to let me know what you think, feedback would be great! Enjoy...


  1. I too like the black cd's.. I think the mosaic idea is a good one, think of how many different materials you could incorporate into your work...its endless, keep experimenting!

  2. Will do, and thanks for commenting!

  3. I really like the rich colors and the texture & shine of the cd's! I also really dig the paint splatters on the blue canvas :)

  4. I love how the broken pieces come OFF the canvas, they are looking more and more organic, like plants? Maybe experiment with other "broken" materials? I think it's really cool stuff.

  5. I like how you created a sense of motion. The way you assembled the broken pieces makes it very whimsical (which is perfect since it’s a reflection about music). The whimsical elements from the top painting remind me of something you would see in a Dr. Seuss book. I really like where this is going. Do they sell CDs in other colors besides the black and silver? I guess since I’m thinking of Dr. Seuss, I think it might be interesting to see if you could make shapes, landscapes, or abstract scenes using different colored CD pieces like mosaic art.

    I’m just curious, what are you generally feeling or thinking about when you create these pieces? The whimsical elements make me think of something pleasant, happy, and playful; but the larger pieces are sharper, more noticeable at a distance, and resemble something about destruction (I guess I think this because the CDs look like they're almost exploding off and all over the canvas -cool effect by the way). Is there a mixture of feelings? Do you think of certain music or songs? Sorry for all the questions, but I like what you’re doing and I want to know more about your art.

    PS Keep up the good work!!!!

  6. Thanks everyone!

    @Tony, I will try to experiment with other materials that represent music. Thank you for the tip!

    @Leslie Ann, yes! I usually listen to music while I'm putting these pieces together. I paint that canvas first and then break the CDs by hand. I then paint some of the shards and hot glue them to the canvas. I have used only the black and silver CDs but they sell then in orange and pink also. I may experiment withe the pink ones. And yes, I wanted the CDs to look organized yet wild if that makes sense. I am working on a couple more outside of these two so we'll see how it turns out! Thanks for the encouragement.