Tuesday, July 7, 2009

july 7th

this piece is done on 8x16x2 inch lumber. I drew the raven images on a piece of board last year...and it has been sitting in my hallway. I decided to photograph the drawing and print it out on the ink jet printer....it came out too dark the first time, so I had 2 copies. I embedded the images into wax and collaged in some historical newspaper clippings. The encaustic colors were a chocolate brown and black. the inky richness of this piece felt comforting during the cold, rainy weather we were having. The birds are a sign..mostly good, but represent the passing of souls. This piece also corresponds with the passing of one of our beloved pet dogs.

1 comment:

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Love your postings. Love the birds.