David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Buddha Board Water Series Drawing#2 "Bird Disguised As Giacometti", 2015
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Mixed media, watercolor, and photography, signed & dated lower right
12 x 16 in
David Barnett’s ‘Buddha Board Water Series’ marks the use of a new medium for the artist. In this series, Barnett experimented with the Buddha Board, a reusable canvas that allows users to paint with water. Because these water paintings are ephemeral, lasting only as long as the water stays on the canvas, Barnett was forced to rely upon dynamic, unadorned lines to portray the similarly angular sculptures of Alberto Giacometti. The result of these experiments combines the simple, monochromatic aesthetic of the Buddha Board with the abstraction of the Expressionists from whom Barnett takes key influence. Mixed media water painting & photography 12 x 16 inches, artwork 17 x 21 inches, frame Signed and dated in lower right Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting and Museum Glass to inhibit fading and to reduce glare. Float-mounted in a silver finish modern profile wood shadow box moulding.