‘Fragments’
I find, collect and photograph materials from my studio floor, such as paper scraps, paint splatters, old drawings, and studio trash. I document these accidental and fragile moments together and combine them with hardware store paint samples.  Often, the commercialized phrases that should entice a customer to choose their new bedroom wall color also function as pseudo-poetic titles.  I alter the context of presentation and interject my own free association between text and color.  These odd couples jumble the vernacular of painting with formal abstraction.

Shoup_04

 

 

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Passport

‘Passport’

 

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Beautifaul WEB

‘A Beauty!’

 

 

 

The Motherwell in the Room

‘The Motherwell in the Room’

 

Poetic Light

 

 

artTAserenejourney

 

 

 

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‘Of the Earth’