Believe Me (It’ll be Great)

My newest paintings evolved from the Trashquilt project. I start with discarded juice cartons and work with text and paint and make transfers from the paint to paper. I complete them by sewing into the paper and also attaching them to the ground by sewing.

Glidden - painting
Believe Me (It’ll be Great) Oil, Ink and Thread on Paper 53 x 43 cm 2017
F Glidden -mixed media
Trashquilt Tête du Travers, acrylic, ink, cotton thread on aluminum coated paper, wood, cast iron, 61 x 51 x 9 cm, 2017 This piece was included in the Whitney Biennial in the Whitney Museum in NYC as part of Occupy Museums’ Debtfair project.
Glidden - painting
Trust Me, Oil, Ink and Thread on Aluminized Paper 53 x 43 cm 2017
Grace, Acrylic, Ink, Aluminized Paper & Thread 54 x 73 cm 2017

 

Trashquilt Tête du Travers

This series of large drawings was made surrounding the 2016 US election,. The text, “Between the Darkness of the Sun and Moon, ” was written in March 2015, five days after a young pilot intentionally flew an airplane with 149 passengers into the French Alps.

I continued working on it in 2017 and began to add ink over the oil paintings that were printed from the ‘Trashquilt’ It’s a meditation on how one thing, person event leaves a mark on whatever he she or it is next to.

F Glidden - drawing
Trashquilt Print Tête du Travers, graphite, ink, oil paint on paper, 280 x 150 cm, 2016
Trashquilt Tête du Travers (detail), graphite , ink and oil paint on paper, 262 x 150 cm, 2016
Glidden - drawing
Trashquilt Print, graphite on paper, 260 x 150 cm, 2016
F Glidden- drawing
Trashquilt Print Tête du Travers 2, charcoal & ink on paper, 262 x 150 cm, 2016
F Glidden -drawing
Trashquilt Print Tête du Travers 2 (detail), graphite, ink on paper, 262 x 150 cm, 2016
F Glidden -drawing
Trashquilt Print 5, graphite on paper, 243 x 150 cm, 2016
F Glidden -painting
Trashquilt cotton thread, oil on trash, 249 x 147 cm, 2016
F Glidden - painting
Trashquilt (detail), cotton thread, oil on trash, 249 x 147 cm, 2016
Glidden - drawing
Trashquilt Tête du Travers 4, Oil and Ink on Paper, 275 x 150 cm, 2017
Glidden - painting
Trashquilt Tête du Travers 3 Oil and Ink on Paper, 264 x 150 cm, 2017

 

Trashquilt

On February 15, 2016, I read this photo caption in the New York Times “Recology, San Francisco’s main recycling plant collects 100 tons of cardboard every day.”   I had already started collecting plastic, cardboard, and wax paper that surrounds the food which I buy at the grocery store.  We shop online and I am surrounded by packaging. How do I dispose of this? Which bin?  Everything is sorted by material here.

trashquilt
Felicia Glidden, Trashquilt (detail) paper, plastic, cardboard, thread 2016

I started making drawings (rubbings) with my trash collection and was thinking about submitting my artwork to Franconia Sculpture Park‘s 20th anniversary alumni exhibition in Minneapolis, MN.   I began to draw a lot, and in February made this book to send to the park. The Trashquilt evolved from this work.

Felicia Glidden Impress, mixed-media sketchbook 36 x 28 cm (14 x 11 in) 2016

F Glidden - drawing
Felicia Glidden graphite on paper, 260 x 150 cm (260 x 60 in) 2016
F Glidden - drawing
Felicia Glidden graphite on paper 282 x 150 cm 112 x 59 in 2016

 

 

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