Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Believe and Receive"


"Believing is a prerequisite to receiving." Doubt, fear, and negativity will not get you where you want to go. Belief is an essential ingredient to receiving anything. 

The experiments with transparency, translucence, and opacity continue to be at the core of my work. In this piece, I have parts of the old bible pages adhered to the support with a one layer rice paper overlay. To add more dimension, I added another piece of rice paper over a portion of the other layers. And then if you want to include a word or line that would be totally readable, that piece is placed on top.

And then the transparent silk tissue paper with the line of black and bold lettering is placed on top of the previous layers with a faint image of the underlying bible page. It is the interplay of these elements that makes the piece so fascinating. Also notice the small arched window printed on silk tissue paper in the upper right hand corner. 

The experimentation with these transparent and translucent materials hold a myriad of possibilities. And even if you don't want to do lettering, line drawings of any kind will provide a similar look. You can find them in old books or create your own drawings and print them on rice paper if you like...saving the original for future projects. It's all quite fun and I hope your inspired to give it a try. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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