Edward Pramuk

Waves and Sails, 2020
Acrylic and Collage on Paper
22 x 30 in
"'Waves and Sails' is an improvised collage-painting made with cut and torn papers; completed this week. I began laying down washes of cool on heavy Arches watercolor paper and moved a few shapes around until i recognized an image. Before long the field of green and blue suggested a nautical theme and I went with it. The heaving waveform on the left is the product of some of those early brushstrokes. As it merged with the tilting planes of the triangular sails, a rocking movement came alive. After much play and experimentation, I found myself at sea."