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These works are primarily ballpoint pen and watercolor. The medium lends itself to the immediacy of the work. I believe in a concept I call the fabric of imperfection. I have more writing on this topic in my blog which can be found on my web page samaustinart.com. In short, nothing is perfect and the seeking of perfection is futile. I love wrinkles, scars, patina. Signs of age and evidence of survival. These paintings are done in layer upon layer; mixing one technique with the next until the freshness and vibrancy of the composition is revealed. Each one is a journey. They are often a combination of humor and paradox. The methods used give these watercolors the ability to be displayed without glass, and they are touchable — You will see what I mean.
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