Monday, June 11, 2012

"Beauty Heals"

($60.00......6" x 6"......mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"Beauty heals and helps restore the shattered soul." There are many who dismiss beauty as something frivolous or something you enjoy when everything else is done. This attitude must be rejected so that the wounded souls among us can experience healing through beauty. Make beauty a priority in your life.

This is yet another piece in developing depth and mystery with over lays of collage printed on silk tissue paper. You can create a variety of gestural marks and letters on other papers and then print them on tissue paper. The collage then becomes a richer surface and very integrated by allowing the viewer to see the layers underneath.

The "B" in this piece was originally written with white gouache on terra cotta Canson. When the same "B" is printed on the tissue paper, it is transformed into a beautiful transparent. The yellow in this piece was monoprinted on transparent paper, but not silk tissue paper. I honestly don't remember what it is. The key is to keep your eyes open for any kind of transparent paper (generally they are Japanese or Chinese papers). Check the transparency by laying it over some text.

The main underlying design idea in this piece is an emphasis on diagonals. When applying the black printing ink with a brayer, I made sure I was creating a diagonal, but then I also printed some straight vertical lines as a strong contrast. The diagonals are "echoed" in the gestural marks and some of the imagery on either side of the "B". The only reason I point these things out is to reveal my thought processes which are extremely analytical. It really is a habit worth developing because you will notice things that you might otherwise have dismissed. So there you have it. Just a few more things to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. Love the graphic look of this!! The quote is so true! A new favorite!! ~s