Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm four into my proposed ten pieces of working with acrylic, collage and ink on Yupo. I've decided to change my approach as I cannot keep trying to layer on this 'plastic paper'. The print of the gates 'lifted' as I added layers of color.
This first piece measures 11"x11", acrylic, collage and ink print. The meditation or conversation was about openings, new beginnings and so these gates have a feeling of opening. I added the black netting so as to focus on the center area.
The next image, also 11"x11" has the gates printed over a cloth collage and the meditation was about counting...all the counting I seem to do in a day...I wrote in ink with my left hand the numbers up to 8 and the bottom lines are as marks of time for me.
I like how as an artists we ask ourselves to be inventive, to take risks and all in all I'm playing well but again I'll need to change up my approach to this wonderful opaque paper. I believe I will need to work faster and allow the 'inner conversations' to be quick one word prompts...motivation to move forward with color etc...Wish me luck!