Monday, August 20, 2012
($60.00......6" x 6".....mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)
"Renewal can be a continual feast for the hungry mind." Growth does not happen unless there is a strong desire to renew the mind and stay out of comfort zones. Easier said than done, but a great way to begin the week.
This piece is a contemporary "nod" to the book arts. I placed text (printed on silk tissue paper) behind the butterfly to create that connection. The baroque line engraved border also harkens back to a "flourished" time in history. What makes line engravings so compelling is the way the movement and color of the pouring medium comes through, highlighting certain areas and the illusion of light passing through. In addition to copyright free books that contain line engravings, they can also be found in old books or you could create similar looks with pen and ink drawings.
I have discovered that "chewing" on a technique by staying with it day after day, continues to yield new discoveries. So if you think for one minute that pouring medium techniques are learned in one workshop and there's not much to it...you might want to rethink your position. Every time I think I've tried everything, something else happens that changes my opinion. So whatever technique you're learning, stay with it day after day and you will discover far more than you ever dreamed you would. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.
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