December 17, 2008
Christmas decorations are taken seriously where I live. But, I've never seen anything like this. I took this photo of a house around the corner from me with its ambivalent message about good will to all people.
I reworked two of the pieces from my last post and entered them in a show, and I'm waiting to see if I made the first cut. It's a bit nerve wracking I must say. But what a nice birthday present if I do.
These works are larger than ones I usually make. They're about 20"x 30". They are made on an off white massa (rice) paper, with a wax resist. After I applied the resist, I watered down some blue fabric dye and applied it with a foam brush and left it to dry. When it was dry, I ironed off the wax and drew into the irregular swirls it left. The negative space was strong and I reacted to it.