Sam Ticknor
Nov. 5, 2017
I’ve struggled to write an artist statement for many years now. And really, this is not it. It is difficult to tell what my work is "about". I'm usually rushing to make it, and the ideas are always changing. I have enjoyed making all kinds of art. Now, painting is my favorite. I work from my head, creating a scene's characters, colors, space... I make things up as I go. Sometimes I will put in a color or element that doesn’t work. Painting is really tricky to undo, so I work with those mistakes. I take longs breaks, considering what to do next.
The Wide Valley
2017 | Gouache on Canvas 40" x 40"
Still Life in New York
2016 | Gouache on Paper 16" x 20"
Stanley Cup Finals
2016 | Gouache on Paper 20" x 16"
Friday Evening Cartoons
2017 | Oil on Canvas 20" x 30" (2)
Nature In Pittsburgh
2017 | Mixed Media on Paper 36" x 20"
Learning Fractions, A Museum Portrait
2017 | Gouache on Paper 36" x 28"
Turning On Red
2017 | Gouache on Paper 10" x 5"
Medusa O' Lantern
2016 | Gouache on Paper 10" x 10"
Student Driver
2016 | Gouache on Paper 10" x 10"
In Hindsight
2016 | Gouache on Paper 16" x 16"
Painter's Puppy
2016 | Gouache on Paper 9" x 5.5"
Self Portrait at 24
2017 | Gouache on Paper
Bowls Of Flowers
2017 | Oil, Gouache
Still Life in Pittsburgh
2016 | Oil on Canvas Board 14" x 17"
Flowers from Dad
2016 | Gouache on Paper 18" x 22" Framed
Night Vision
2016 | Gouache on Canvas 24" x 24"
Friends Like These
2016 | Gouache on Paper 16" x 20"
Cool Floor, Warm Dog
2016 | Gouache on Paper 16" x 20"
So Suddenly
2015 | Gouache on Paper 16" x 20"
Sketchbooks
2015  
                                                                                                           
Photography
2014 - 2016 | 35mm and 120mm film. Developed at home in kitchen sink (usually). Negatives photographed over lightbox.
 
2014 | Mixed Media 8.5" x 11"
 
2014 | Mixed Media 8.5" x 11"
Eyes for Pearls
2014 | Silk Screen 18" x 24"
Bad News First
2015 | Risograph
Home Stone A ?-year old stone with drawing is discovered, recovered, and printed to exhaustion.
2015 | Stone Lithograph 8.5" x 11"
 
2015 | Etching
 
2015 | Stone Lithograph 9" x 12"
 
2014 | Mixed Media 20" x 16"
 
2014 | Mixed Media 20" x 16"
 
2014 | Mixed Media 20" x 16"
I work at a museum lab, the Innovation Studio. We’re a small team working on interactive projects for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. I’ve worked on exhibits and mobile apps for the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
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