Janet Olney, Hoffberger School of Painting, 14
The advantage of using vinyl would be to scale the gestures larger and further translate them with digital media. The initial gesture drawing would be “live” traced into to a vector file, which can then be scaled, distorted and cut in vinyl the same way that vinyl lettering is created. I would utilize the positive shape of the cut gesture to mask areas. It could then be removed to reveal previous layers or permanently embedded in the paint. The negative shape or surrounding vinyl can be used as a stencil to create larger shapes. I am interested in the intertwining of the flat, graphic shapes created by the vinyl with my freehand marks.