Shane Mcadams, Synthetic Landscape 54 (Recoil), 2012
ball point pen, oil and resin on panel, 12 x 12 inches
Shane McAdams, “Synthetic Landscape 57 (Cropsey)”, 2012
oil, polyeurethane and resin on panel, 24 x 24 inches
Shane McAdams abstract and landscape paintings are created with a mix of acrylic paint, resin, and your average ballpoint pen ink cartridges. McAdams takes ink from the pen cartridges and pours them onto the canvas surface, blowing on the ink to create the streaks of color. He then subjects his works to the powerful lights of a tanning salon which cause a chemical reaction to the pen ink which then creates the tie dyed streaked effect.