Thursday, November 19, 2009
This piece is 9 by 12 inches in real life so there's a tiny bit of clipping going on in the scan but I think you get the idea. It might not be finished so I am letting it percolate in my brain awhile before I call it good. (I think it might need some text.) These are pretty fun to do desite some tediousness. I'm trying to decide if I want the top coat to be beeswax or simply a high gloss varnish. I'm also going to play around with a more deliberate layout of the pieces, different "mosaic" materials other than photocopies of old journal pages and pondering the use of 3-D embellishments like keys, washers, rhinestones and so on. My studio is filled to bursting with whatnots and whatits and I'd love to have a series that starts to make use of all that I've collected. When I'm working, however, I tend to get stuck on a look and fail to stray much from the formula, even if that formula was created in the first couple of pieces. I need more of a mad scientist mentality when it comes to my art. I have all sorts of wild ideas but stop short of bringing them to life. A fear of failure definitely comes into play but wow! Soooo time to get over that! I need to learn to throw the switch and see what happens! Sounds like a good resolution for the new year...
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