Mad Scientess Jane Expat
Three 4"x6" gesso panels, milliput, acrylic gels (including coarse pumice) & paints.
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The colors are not exactly right due to the conversion to web palette. Inspired by my recent visit with angelcityblues in Los Angeles, and driving around the rich red hills of the east county.
YAY. Invoking the desire to touch is behind everything I paint. I encourage the people who've seen my stuff in person (admittedly not very many) to do so.
I don't mind if you make an icon out of one of them. That makes me happy too.
Yes. Lovely. Want to touch.
Really glad you're taking time for your art, too. =)
Me too. It helps keep the crazy at bay.
Oh wow. I never even thought of that, but now the comparison seems obvious.
it's like coconut husks and walnut shells and beaches and mountains all at the same time. Are there actually 3-D elements on the it, or is that just your mad painting skillz?
There are 3D elements. That's what the milliput was for. I seem to be moderately obsessed with the stuff!
Thank you. I'm happy to have had the time to finish them!
They really do inspire an urge to touch, don't they? If you ever have a gallery, you'll have to print up a card that says it's okay (within reason); most of us know that fingers are a no-no. ;)
Aaaand my mad mom skillz just made themselves known, didn't they? But in all fairness, I'd never used that particular phrase. Heh.
It's true, most of us keep a respectful distance from anything we perceive as art. I went to a gallery show in LA with angelcityblues
and there was a piece of artwork there that had those little wooden shapes, in this case, fruit, with knobs on the front of them, like a child's toy. You were supposed to pick them up and peek at what was underneath (naughty things), but there was no sign letting you know that. I did, but I'm afraid some people may have passed up the chance to point and giggle at the large...banana. :-DEdited at 2007-11-11 10:50 am (UTC)
Beautiful erosion... parts of it recall patterns I've only seen in the desert from the air, and then the sensual... When approaching a new work (at least one that I'm tempted to respond to), there's the baring down to tune for the heart of its draw. Although many of your pieces have tempted touch, this may be the first that's gone straight for my tongue. You may need to mix a bit of everlasting gobstopper into the milliput just for me next time.
Your piece is still in progress, so I'll do it for that. (I had to get a new canvas for the middle section as the one I chose originally was not right.)
It makes me very happy that you think so. Thank you.