Thursday, January 15, 2009

Art Journal Day 15--White

In the depth of winter
I finally learned
that there was in me
an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

I started this piece with a textured sheet of white gessoed paper, stained it with payne's grey and wove strips of the same paper into it. The quote was written with a very fine Pigma Micron pen.

I was thinking about how (and this probably sounds horribly cliche) woven our lives are. Misty's invitation to work along in our art journals with her everyday is just what I needed to get back into art making. It has introduced me to so many other people who are so much like myself. We want to grow as artists and as individuals. This quote reminds me that despite our struggles, there is hope. Everyone's got their "El Guapo". A golden thread was woven into the piece as well, sybolism to the thread we follow. I really like the play of light and shadow. I left the weaving unfinished because...well.....it ain't over.

A bonus piece....how 'bout that! I wanted to do something with contrasts.....

Follow your inner moonlight don't hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Black Arches cover stock, traced around a plate, wet the inside of the circle with water and brushed on gesso thinned with water. Then I took the brush and "blessed" the gessoed area by flicking the brush to spatter the moon so it would be mottled.

3 comments:

Gwen said...

okay, christine, these two pages are so beautiful! i linked to your blog in my post today, i hope you don't mind!

Nicole Austin said...

so gorgeous! lovely white pages. i love the woven words--the quote is just right. ;)

nicole

Pattio said...

I love your white piece! Wow that is really cool! I am inspired. :)