by Fred Chuang

Throwing Stick Man
11" x 15"

I took my first showing in Arizona as impetus for attempting an new twist on my collage technique:  Kachina figures.  This painting requires that I break my basic strategy of painting backgrounds first, as this style requires that the decorative features of the figure be established before the figure is inserted.  Nevertheless, I feel that the spontenaeity I am always trying to foster comes through.  I also really like the way the tissue paper "cracked" when back painted with a bit too much solvent--it gives a really dried-earth feel, very evocative of the subject at hand.