I said in an earlier post that I might make a piece that had just clouds in it ... and here it is! It is a 24" x 12" canvas with the imagery going around the four sides. I think I might try some with just a hint of ground at the bottom, too. I also had an idea -- after seeing the pile of cloud fragments left on my drawing board -- to just make a piece with random cloud sections. So, I glued strips of canvas to a board to start with an uneven surface (to add another design element), then glued down various fragments of clouds and sky, and decided to add a raven flying amongst the cloud bits. What do you think?
Ever since a trip to western Montana in May, 2009, my artwork has had photography as its base. At first, I made several digitally altered variations of my photos (giving the images a painterly, sketchy or scratched look) and tore or cut the prints into rectangles to layer up imagery. Then one day I had the idea of running my prints through a paper shredder and building up the scene in those narrow strips of paper. I now cut the strips by hand, allowing me to vary the width and to keep the imagery organized. Sometimes I add in pieces of handmade papers, topographical maps, or fragments from old ledger books to further abstract the scene. I’m moving from a photographic documentation of a place at a particular time, to an impression of a place that is timeless ... more of a memory or a feeling of the space.
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