Sweet Sticky Gooey

John McLaughlin's avatar John McLaughlin

Diptych mixed media drawing/collage on canvases. My painting and drawing process is a delicate balance of skill and intuition. A fluctuation of control and careful planning, along with letting go, allowing for surprises, then bringing it all back into a state of focus. There are many layers to my painting/collage and drawing activity, from the idea/germination stage, to developing the concept, the selection of color, medium and creating the "surface" reality. This leaves a combination of scribbled marks along with more thought out drawing. I draw upon a multitude of life experiences for my style and subject matter, with my greatest inspiration coming from music, especially free form jazz. From known natural objects to the unknown forms and figures, I find beauty in the mystery and undefined, all of which somehow seem to have a purpose for me that demand to be created.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: 96 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 60 inches