Working on metal
Cutting copper panels
I have started experimenting on smaller panels of copper, aluminium and polystyrene. I really like the physicality of the preparatory work cutting the panels myself and preparing them for paint. To be able to control the whole process of my artwork, from start to finish - not just the painting - is very appealing to me. I get to decide everything, from the thickness of the panel, the shape, size and surface of the panels. This offers greater freedom when it comes to composition and planning my artwork.
(Detail) Painting an eye on a copper panel
Painting on metal and plastic is a new and exciting experience! I love the smooth and non-porous surface of metal and polystyrene. It is very challenging but I enjoy the unpredictability!