The last of the paintings I worked on in China (at an artist residency I spent 4 weeks at), to be completed. This painting is about the difference between cultures, and their views on art. I found myself wanting to paint chops (imaginary symbols for me, as I don't know what the Chinese characters mean), and randomly "stamping" them on the art. That, coupled with a thick application of daubs of paint, clustered in one area.
When I started painting this piece, it was not stretched. I got it stretched, after it arrived back to Canada, and finished painting it. As a result of painting right to the edge of the canvas, the painting had to be pulled over the canvas, and so the edges are also painted