Walking lakeside in the relative coolness of a summer morning I came upon a treasure trove of skeletal leaves. Hundreds of them. They had been feasted upon by bug larvae as more than a few still had little black beads on them. I collected about 75. You know, they sell these things on the internet somewhere. I'm having visions of image transfers on cloth perhaps with stitched embellishment or translating an extreme closeup of the veining to a carved stamp. And then of course, just using the actual leaves themselves in collage. Thank you, Art Gods & Goddesses!
Friday, August 3, 2012
|Bead Arithmetic - shout-out to the Chinese for their beautiful folk art paper cuts used here|
|Cut Loose - playing on the idea of these dock 'thingies' to which ships and boats will be roped|
Here is another type of mixed-media book which is primarily fabric. It's meaning is better understood through page by page contemplation: Women's changing/unchanging roles during the rise of industrialization.
|Tin Ceiling, detail|
Meanwhile I have also done several more encaustic mixed-media collage pieces. The layering is the thing for me although it can be easily obscured.
|I Hide Here|
But wait, there's more! These are also mixed-media collages, two of which inadvertently seem to form a set because they both share sheet music.