This series addresses the considerations between random chance and deliberation. Given a chance hand of cards, for instance, the challenge is then to deliberately play the hand to best advantage. Given circumstances beyond our control at birth, our life work then becomes deliberately choosing the best way to live to get our desired outcomes.
The background Chance layer is an intuitive process layering gessoes, sumi-e ink and acrylic inks and pressing into them with plastic sheets. The Deliberation layer of mark making is consciously planned and relieves the superficial occurrence of the “happy accident”, although those are appreciated when they happen.