Friday, February 21, 2014

Hot Spots

I'm back to the black and gold for the moment.  This piece was interesting to work on.  It was the first time I'd used paper clay and then painted over it to make the whole blend in with the background.  I wanted my elements to look as though they were seamless a part of the background- growths on the canvas.  

I really wanted the "pods" or "craters" to look as if they had exploded with gold.  Of course creating the shape in the clay was important, but splashing the gold paint on as a final touch brings to mind lava flows and volcanic explosions.  In that sense, this piece has the appearance of a chain of islands that are quite volcanically active.  On the other hand, they could also be microscopic spores that have settled and popped, spreading their seeds.  

I'm sure there is more to see to this one, as with all my pieces.  I'll have to leave it on my wall for a while and let it sink in...


  1. I really like this, I am sure in person it is amazing!

    1. Thank you Beth! It does look better in person, I will admit... :)