Ronald D. Gosses
Another Opening Another Show, 48"x72"x6", Oil, Stain, Acrylic, Wood, Fabric, Paper, Wire, Liquid Plastic, 2014
How did you get into debt?
Living,. Helping my senior parents by moving back from New England to Ohio and setting them up on a daily bases. My father had Alzheimer's and my mother need help.
Opening Night 60"x48"x5, Oil, Acrylic, Stain, Liqued Plastic, Hand Made Paper, Fabric, Wire, Old Canvas, Old Curtain. 2014
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It put me in mood swings. At the same time I was having vision problems. A childhood accident left me unable to see depth and air space, so my art was flat and expressionistic reflecting the world I lived in. In 2008, I gradually began to see 3 dimension. Then, my art changed to abstract in high relief. In the early 2010, I suffered a Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion in my left eye. The swelling and blood build up caused considerable loss of sight in that eye. Again, I adapted and my art became truly 3-D:sculpture on canvas.
Third Act, Oil, Acrylic, Stain, Confetti, Hand Made Paper, Fabric, Wire, Found Plastic Flower, Liqued Plastic, 2015
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I would make my life much better. As I will be 70 this coming year, being in debt is hard.
Tilting At Windmills, 30"x15"x3", Oil, Acrylic, Fabric, Stain, Paper, Found Plastic Stickers, 2016