[cut paper assemblage] Daniel Stuelpnagel 2013
Now I will just paint or cut out a photo for a new fish and put a circle of blue tape on it and find a spot for it on the intermittently empty wall next to my desk, then as I keep looking at it and enjoying the tranquil feeling of scuba diving, I’ll pick another fish painting that has a relationship with the first one, and let them sort of group as they would in nature.
Then this is a geometric abstraction from the turn of the millennium, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches – now I am recycling some of these images and layering them into the paper cut-outs in the shape of fish.
Guess I saw this photo from 2001 and thought ‘hey there’s another source of aquatic inspiration, pelagic fish, clear sky and water, spectacular sunsets, swimming with fish…’
An early cutout to start off this series, I like this piece because it is an integrated image where the aspects of the appropriated page seem to tie in with the silhouette and create a plausible image, yet there is also an unmistakable resemblance to the fish being caught in a plastic six-pack holder, one of the most common and deadly yet mundane forms of water pollution.