Art & Wall Decor by W. Tucker seen at grayDUCK Gallery, Austin - "the captain asked for a show of hands"

"the captain asked for a show of hands"

Installation shot of boxes - mixed media art by W. Tucker in the exhibition entitled "The captain asks for a show of hands" at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin in 2016.

Meet the Creator

The work begins unplanned. Line drawings, markings, painted strokes and scribbles are made with numerous mediums including oil, lumber stick, resin stick, charcoal, graphite and ink. I do the work mostly on older items that I purchase or find - such as old book covers and the pages of these books, kid's wood blocks, cabinet doors and table tops. I also work on items that I build or make - small cement pieces and standing wood or drywall/plaster boxes.

The drawings/markings are created with my non-dominant hand. The use of my left hand allows me to draw in an unpractied manner, with less fixed intention and control.

More recently the work has expanded from the 2-dimensional work to installations that include wall drawings, books and standing boxes. The wall drawings are transient, painted over when the installation is dismantled, having a beginning and an end. Books are either created or have been adapted from existing books - images are either added to the pages or pages are removed and new pages are stitched in. The boxes are an exploration of the work in 3 dimensions, of interior and exterior - a comment on what we present to the world and what we may choose to hide.

Over time I have realized that in the finished work I see aspects of our human condition - vulnerability, frailty, kindness, anger, frustration, humor, curiosity and relationship. As well as glimpses of stories, moments, dilemmas that may represent how we approach or walk through life.

Available for commission/custom work