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Inside Out: Stripes

Without realizing it, I think my first idea to paint stripes inside a box were a way to break out of my habit of painting still lifes with black backgrounds. Introducing white stripes to a black void, as ridiculous as it sounds, forced me to acknowledge space. Chuck Jones explains.

Floating Reference Images, Acrylic on Canvas, 42"x56", 2010

Early Apogee Inside Box, Acrylic on Canvas, 34"x46", 2010

The Performer, 2:44, 2011

Untitled, Mixed media, 48"x36", 2012

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Susan Metrican is October's artist in residence on Big Red & Shiny's blog series, Inside Out.

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