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cat and parrot arguing

Gwenn Seemel
Making language #1
acrylic on unmounted canvas
12 x 12 inches

This piece is part of a series of painted drawings that I created to illustrate my book about why I don’t copyright my art. The images were definitely important for that project, but they were also good for me in other ways. As a less formal kind of painting, they helped me to loosen up my hand some and explore new techniques, which is what is happening the background of Making language #1.

The first time I remember pursuing that kind of shaking up of my process was when I created this strip of portraits and this one too back in 2006. I made both these ambitious works in a short time period, and their size and complexity taught me a good deal about how my style could continue to evolve.