Rings by Pauline Delin
I grew up in rural CT with Artistic parents, so boredom in my home meant someone would put a pencil in my hand. Thankfully, I came to love my creative side rather than run from it. I am a restorer of old paintings (as is my father) which keeps me “in the paint” but is often very slow arduous work. I find that painting has been a wonderful way to consistently challenge myself in a very fulfilling and unrestrained way. It continues to be a journey that is both separate and parallel to my life. The gift is not in my ability but in the calling to do it.
Finally, we brought our explorations into the third dimension with a room-sized string drawing. I had intended to document the performance and discard the string at the end of the class, BUT, the students wove it very tightly and worked out a way to suspend it from the ceiling. I can't imagine the space without the string, which became the perfect finishing touch.
Using glue and string, we drew diagrams of our communication patterns on boards. When these were dry, we gathered up leftover cans of latex paint, supplemented with some acrylic paint, and using paint-roller sponges, "inked" our plates and pulled multiple prints from each one. Boards, prints, paints and people all moved around the room in a collaborative swirl. We shared techniques and materials as we developed our multi-layered prints.