I have been working on rigid foam, off and on, for a couple of years. I have made a few constructions with them in the past and enjoy watching it change my approach to painting.
It is very easy to cut and shape. It holds its rigidity and has a nice 2" depth and really has a nice presence on the wall. The behavior of paint on the surface is very interesting. It holds washes nicely as well has thick and opaque paint applications.
Here are some works from the past, using the same material:
21" x 21" x 18"
foam, wood, plastic, acrylic paint, rope and casters
Here are two more pieces from my collaboration with artist, Stephen B. MacInnis. I have submitted some poems and short texts to Stephen and he is adding painting elements and media. These two are both 12" x 12" mixed media on paper.
click paintings to enlarge
To see more from our collaboration, please use this link to visit a previous post on this blog: More collaborations