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Studio Scraps Bloom into New Projects by Tom Potocki

June 27, 2016 ,
Mixed Media Drawings by Tom Potocki

Recently, while working on some large canvases, it occurred to me that the brown paper used to blot the stencil application had taken on a life of its own and was, in fact, just as intriguing, if not more so, than the canvas itself.  That gave me a new direction for my next series, which is ongoing.

After noticing the first one, I moved on to nowhere but the trash, and discovered the best was under my nose the whole time.  These are just a few of the best pieces I found residing there.

Charleston, art, gallery

Beautiful Accident No. 1

Charleston, art, decor, design

Beautiful Accident No. 2


collage, art, contemporary art

Beautiful Accident No. 3


Scrap 2 @ 100

Beautiful Accident No. 4

After enjoying these discoveries for a few days, I wondered how far I could take the idea, and came up with the collage as a way to incorporate them into a finished work.  Enjoy.


If you’re interested in seeing more of my eclectic work and/or studio, just give me a call at 843/763-2481, email me at or stop by Mitchell Hill, 438 King St., Charleston.


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