|Guatemalan Girl by April M. Rimpo|
15.5" X 15.5" on varnished Aquabord
I wanted to fragment the image so I chose 5" square aquabord and designed the piece so each segment would be an interesting painting in its own right. The exact placement of her body in each frame was carefully crafted to create interesting abstract in each panel.
I considered an exhibit where each segment could be purchased separately. If sold separately the girl would be shared among the various buyers. It would be interesting to bring the buyers together to meet and foster new relationships through my art.
The more I thought about the logistics I feared it would be very difficult to hang the segments so they remain properly aligned when hung as a whole. It seemed like aligning the segments might be a nightmare for me and the gallery, so in the end I attached the 9 panels to a sheet of Plexiglas and drill a slotted hole in the Plexiglas where it could be hung from a nail.
I still like the idea of displaying art so separate pieces form one image while the individual works are sold separately. Perhaps if I do this as a single line of paintings instead of a square of nine paintings the logistics of hanging would be reduced. Let me know what you think about this idea.