Monday, May 28, 2012
"The Blood of Text"
($40.00.....6" x 6".....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)
"Ink is the blood of text." Everyone knows that blood is the substance that gives life. In the same way, ink is the substance that gives life to the written word.
This is another piece created with gesso. After the gesso was completely dry (overnight), I used a brayer to apply some acrylic paint. The color choices are quite extensive in acrylic paint plus it enables the application of Speedball Printing Ink without fixing the first layer of color. (I also dipped my brayer into alcohol to create a variation in color and texture.)
So what I am attempting to do is experiment with the many different ways of layering using gesso as the base, printing inks, and silk tissue paper. In fact, none of the lettering or imagery on this piece was written directly on the piece. I printed on tissue paper and layered two pieces of collage to create the focus.
There are so many possibilities so I encourage you to play around with gesso, printing inks, and tissue paper. (This would be "gampi" which is a silk tissue paper....not the kind of tissue paper found in a craft store. This kind is totally transparent.) So there you have it. Another interpretation with three compatible materials that will give you many directions to experiment with and many things to think about.
Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.