Wednesday, May 03, 2006

It's about time...

Well, I've had a "blog" for a while with Xanga but haven't been so crazy about it. I've wanted to switch to Blogspot for a while now but just haven't made the time to set anything up. I'll have to work on it more later since it's been a long day and I want to go soak in the tub! I did, however, want to do my first photo post!

I just finished a piece artwork that was very fun to do. I've admired the work of Tom Phillips for a while now and have wanted to try altering a book page using the existing text to create new meaning and visuals to what I discovered amongst the text. I finally tried it. It took quite a while looking at several pages in a book of works by Emerson. I kept reading and waiting for words to pop out at me that actually made some kind of rational sense. So, this is my first attempt. It is on a 4x6 canvas which I did some random rubber stamping on first before collaging used tea bags onto it. I then mounted the book page and masked out the words I wanted to keep. I then stamped the "eye" and did some painting to cover the remaining text. When it was dry, I removed the masking fluid revealing my new message. I'm happy with the way it turned out. Looks sorta' mysterious, I think. In case you can't read what I created within the text, it says "in the sunshine, eyes see the images in your memory and discover the reality of the mind."


Blogger katie said...

this turned out great, angie!! it does look mysterious and what a fascinating message in the words you left. i look forward to seeing more.

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