OBSIDIAN SKETCHES

Slechta’s early influences draw a line from 18th century Japanese painters, such as Ito Jakuchu, who embodied daring and spatially lean compositions.  This collection, ‘Obsidian Sketches’ are works of skeletal efflorescent botanics that are revealed with sketch-like gestures of light.

OBSIDIAN SKETCHES
96 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Not Turning

96 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
45 x 16 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

No Great Effort

45 x 16 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
66 x 45 inches (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Still Incomplete

66 x 45 inches (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
72 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Blue Heaped Upon Blue

72 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
30 x 60 inches (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1994

Out Of Sight

30 x 60 inches (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1994
84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Blown Alive Again

84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1994

Sovereign Tide

84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1994
60 x 20 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Sole Engagement

60 x 20 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
84 x 26 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Thousand Words Filled With Fragrance

84 x 26 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Wind-Stirs

84 x 30 inches, Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
60 x 29 inches (2 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Tentatively, In The Clouds

60 x 29 inches (2 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
72 x 90 inches  (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

No Need To

72 x 90 inches (3 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
48 x 78 inches  (4 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Spouts Of Itself

48 x 78 inches (4 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995
78 x 60 inches (2 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995

Ripens On Its Own

78 x 60 inches (2 panels), Light on photo paper, unique. ©1995