When acrylic paint dries, its surface sometimes splits.  This is called 'crazing.'  It is an unpredictable phenomenon.

Shellac-based ink in acrylic medium on yupo.  All works 2017, 12x9 inches / 30x23 cm or smaller.

This group, collectively titled "The Shape of the Sea," is made in walnut ink in wet acrylic medium on Yupo, a paper-like substrate made of polypropylene which does not absorb water.  Composition develops out of the flow of ink and water through acrylic medium.  Making them is a meditative process, as they are small in scale and must be finished in one sitting as the ink dries over the course of several hours. 

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