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Drip Painting #7
28" x 28"
Fat shoelaces on linen in custom frame
2008

The ever-complicated and intriguing relationships between fine art and design play an important role in Kendell Carter’s practice. Drip Painting #7 reveals media as an important crux in the artist’s balance of these two creative practices. The notion of traditional mark making in painting takes on an entirely new perspective in Drip Painting #7. In this work, Carter uses traditional fine art stretched linen surface and references the drip painting effects made famous by American Abstract Expressionist painters by allowing fat, solid and patterned shoelaces to hang vertically like thick cascading drips of paint.