Friday, October 5, 2012


($60.00.....6" x 6"....300 lb HP mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"Fragments leave traces of the whole." Any quality or characteristic of a thing reveals the source of its origin. In art, collage is an example of this. In life, what we allow to influence our thoughts determines the source.

In this piece, there are definitely many parts of something else. I chose to use the back side of some pieces of mono printed rice papers because of the interesting texture. There is also some deconstructed pieces where the texture was created by adhering a piece to the support and then pulling it up before it dried completely. This leaves a segment of the adhered piece without having the whole piece. It's an exciting way to create spontaneous texture. 

There is also a piece or two colored with walnut ink which gives the deep rich brown colorations. So the combination of adhering papers in the traditional manner and including deconstructed pieces gives a rich "aged" and textural surface that cannot be created any other way.

Another inclusion is the white fluid acrylic drips which were poured onto rice paper and left on wax paper to dry. I then cut around these "drips" before adhering them to create a contrast of texture to what was already there. Texture is a compelling design element so learning techniques that increase the contrast between different types of texture will give you a compelling surface. 

Arranging the textures to form interesting "value shapes" is the other important consideration. Having shapes overlap and go from edge to edge to form a larger block is a good decision to make. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about. 

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