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Acrylic Pouring

Welcome to my latest obsession: acrylic pouring. How long will this endeavor last? I’m not sure, but I am thoroughly enjoying it, as I do all artistic experimentation.

I’ve been painting on canvas and Yupo, but so far my favorite substrate to work on is old vinyl records. I created a series of these for an exhibition recently (which includes 7 pieces from 45 local artists, each featuring a dominant color of a prism). Thus my “Dark Side of the Moon(s?)” series was born, paying homage to the first and only thing I think about when I hear or think about a “prism” – Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, one of my all-time favorites.

Dark Side of the Moon(s?) series of acrylic poured vinyl records - by Monica Moody - monicamoody.com

I was happy with the way my records turned out but decided to take it to the next level and try something new: making the pieces kinetic. I ended up mounting the painted records to cradled wooden panels that were provided by the curator of the show. And when a button is pushed, the records spin. (That part was rather challenging but a great learning experience!) For my signature on each piece, I attached a metal guitar pick (found in my ridiculously large stash of crafty things) that I engraved with my signature.

Here are some macros from some of the pieces, along with images of several other full paintings.

I’ve recently been working on filling up my Society6 shop, and many of my acrylic pour images, along with other work, can now be ordered as art prints, travel mugs, pillows, tote bags, phone cases, etc.

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