Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SCC Fine Arts Gallery Upcoming Show



More New Work
Moritake Butterfly II (top). I did a version of this on an off-white background (bottom) a few months ago that I just was not happy with. I loved the leaves, I just did not love the off-white background. Several folks told me they really liked the original Moritake Butterfly, which made me want to do it again, only more to my own liking. I am working on wood panel, and a golden glaze of acrylic over the wood, with some metallic glaze layers worked in, is my favorite way to let the wood grain show through, and create a warm and inviting background

By the way, for those of you who are curious...Moritake was a Japanese Haiku master. The poem that this Paper Painting was inspired by goes like this:

The falling flower
I saw drift back to the branch
Was a butterfly.

4 comments:

  1. I like the elegant asian flavor!

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  2. Thanks! I should have asked everyone to comment on whether they preferred the white background, or the golden one as I do. Which do you prefer?

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  3. I just love BOTH of these!! Haiku enables sparse words to create beautiful images... Just as your papers enables you to create beautiful images.

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  4. Thanks Marian, and you are right, the more interesting papers I find, the more unique collages I can create. Robin Maria Pedrero has shared many tea tag papers and fortunes with me that I used in a piece entitled "Infusion."

    Anyone have unique papers they want to share?

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