latex paint is the object

Added on by Melissa Beck.

It’s been a while since I last wrote.  Nevertheless, I have been thinking a lot about this project and what I could share in future entries.  I’ve noticed several things, and have been keeping brief notes here and there. Here is one such note.  I wrote this on the same date as my last entry, though I don’t recall it was that long ago, but I dated it:

12/15/13  Day 72

Thoughts on this thus far… So the layers are getting thicker. The coating is quite substantial now. The spoon is very fat, the weight of the whole thing is recognizably heavier. I realize as I’m painting now, that there is probably more paint than object anymore. The “object” is more now what I have done rather than any object I consider it to have started as. The layers applied have hardened in this shape defined by the initial core object, and after multiplying, their presence is greater than what was there initially.

 Day 1  (apartment backyard)                                                             Day 11 (apartment backyard)

Day 1  (apartment backyard)                                                             Day 11 (apartment backyard)

 Day 76 (airplane tray table)                                                                   Day 124 (apartment bathroom)

Day 76 (airplane tray table)                                                                   Day 124 (apartment bathroom)