by Fred Chuang

Eagle Dancer
13" x 18"

On my second trip to Arizona, I revisited the kachina series (two makes a series, right?).  The Eagle Dancer took a lot more meticulous brushwork before I could insert the figure, and the back painting largely negated the printed figure.  This piece is almost a transition out of collage into something else--"between"-painting?  This is also the first instance that I allowed myself the foresight of choosing some of the background colors by CAD trials before committing to the actual painting.  Perhaps I had invested so much in the pre-painting of the kachina decoration, that I was less inclined to allow full-reign to my "intuition."  Nevertheless, I discovered a new tool for times of need.