Brooks Jensen Arts

Fort Worden, Battery Kinze, May 2005, Wall Abstract #20

Fort Worden — a long-ago decommissioned World War I defensive battery on the western edge of Puget Sound — is now a state park. The park rangers paint the miles of concrete walls in the bunkers in order to cover the graffiti left there by inconsiderate tourists.

I find the paint splatters and shapes make the most fascinating abstracts. They are often reminiscent of Japanese calligraphy. The various colors of paint make transition into black and white a palette with almost unlimited possibilities.

A 7.9x10.5" warm-tone image on 11x14" paper.