Super stoked to finally finish this self portrait that I started while attending Pasadena City College. This piece had been sitting in purgatory for too long, until addition of this rose/copper colored gold leaf.
The colors used were: Lamp black, Titanium white, English red, Yellow orange, Zinc yellow hue and Alizarin Crimson.
This self portrait is not for sale, but feel free to contact me to request a commissioned piece.
This black and gold process piece began it's life in my tiny art studio in Huntington Beach, California in March, 2019.
Mars black, Titanium white, Wedding gold and Pearl black acrylic makeup the first layer. Black and white magazine collage was added using materials collected from an old Photography book my darling DaddiO gave me over a decade ago, along with a Walking Dead magazine and an old issue of Bliss.
Gold leaf was applied next. Then black tissue paper. Black and gold glitter was the final step before finishing up the outer edges of the canvas with gold leaf and any lines that flowed naturally over the edge.
"Blueberry Wave" was exhibited at the Huntington Beach Art Center in a show "Centered On the Center" which ran from January 26 through March 9, 2019.
My intentions were a simple reproduction of layers filtered through my eyes, for months sitting as a half finished piece, stuck on what it's next path entailed. And boy am I glad I waited.
Magazine collage was soon welcomed to the party, followed by tissue paper strips, creating the long lines that led my eyes smoothly across the small canvas. The layers of tissue paper are precisely, yet unknowingly, what I'd been waiting for.
Far and away the most meaningful piece I have ever created, hung behind my soulmate and I as we celebrated our forever and always, between the sea and the worlds most majestic trees.
Created with a variety of fabric strip, lace, yarn, ribbon and most importantly, a walking stick my husband hand picked from a fallen branch and carved during an annual camping trip under those mighty beauties. Pre-loaded with energy, history and love, fulfilling it's destiny as the base of the vision I had for this piece.
One of my favorite things about the California Coast Redwoods, is that although they generally stand 379 feet tall, they have a shallow root system that intertwines with the other redwoods, allowing them to stand strong and tall against all the elements that the mighty Pacific and the weather conditions of the northwest.
As a lover of pretty much all things small, cute and lovely, sprouts from redwoods grow most successfully straight from the roots of the mature tree, taking full advantage of all their nutrients. May all generations of beings coexist in this loving manner!
Fabric strip wall hanging on Redwood
Artist Angie Clark
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