Artist of the Day- David Fratkin (click on image to see more)

The artist describes the first paintings as 'skin' paintings. They are 'ornamented skins peeled up from a glass plate. They are made by combining printmaking and painting. He distorts a pattern on the computer or xerox machine, then carves these images into a rubber block, and then pressed through a sheet of paint. Additional layers of paint are added, giving the surface an intimate and distant feel.     I know this is a lot of information and I don't know what it all means but it is intriguing to consider the steps and layers that create such a piece....And then...there are those creepy dolls! What's that about? So different!!!