Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Level--My Favorite Toy

As a child I loved playing with levels, T squares and plumb bobs. I found this level for $2 and left the tag attached--builder friends are envious.

This level provided the title for the painting below. Leveling, 24x24 acrylic on Ampersand panel, was inspired by a contractor who, in 1999, took my money and didn't finish the job--art as anger management. When the painting was displayed locally I disguised him with sunglasses and dark hair.

The level was not part of the initial concept for the painting--I used it to hold the painting in place when I viewed it from a distance. It grounded the painting and took it to a new level! It will definitely stay in the workshop.

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