“TICO” (40-F50)

Artist: JP Whiting
Collection: First 50
Medium/Material: Alcohol ink on fiberboard
Created: August 2018
Dimensions: 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 ” x 1 3/8 ”
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Layout: Vertical
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Status: Sold

Details

Story: Her brother opened an incredible salsa bar in Tamarindo. The deep oranges and vibrant purples filled the tall and narrow turn-of-the-century building into a dancing energy unto itself. Gold detailed fabric draped parts of the ceilings and walls and red lanterns offset the perfect light. The cocktails were local, smooth and delicious, like everything in Tamarindo. “Tico” is slang for Costa Rican man.

Room photo courtesy of Anne Sage.

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JP Whiting is a emerging abstract artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She uses a concoction of glycol ether, isopropyl alcohol and alcohol ink as her medium. Her inks are poured on solid art boards and controlled by a heat gun and/or gravity by tilting the board. JP Whiting's method is as unique as it is vibrant. "When left in the hands of gravity and chemical reaction, ink can perform an incredibly beautiful dance. For me, this capture parallels a photo of a galaxy, or a cut geode, maybe a view of riverbanks or coral reefs from outer space. There is a familiarity that even in my studio, the same universal laws and visual language are at play."

Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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