Location: Portland, Oregon and Hawai’i
Description: latex paint on painters paper, wheat paste, 6′ tall
I painted two 6′ tall sad penguins cutouts to wheat paste while living in Portland, Oregon. Honestly, I was a bit chicken to go out and paste them up. I finally pasted one up in a bus shelter on Hawai’i.
To paint the penguins, I taped 8′ lengths of 36″ brown painter’s paper to the wall of the studio. I sketched the penguins and word bubbles in pencil and then painted with old latex house paint. After the paintings dried, I cut out the penguins and their word bubbles.
While sailing around Hawai’i, I pasted up one of the penguins on the underside of a public bus shelter roof. I used paste made from corn starch.