Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I have chosen six images from my collection of rusted metals for translating and interpreting them in my selected papers.
Before each ‘translation’ I have added the photo that has inspired it.
For this first sample I have used finely crumpled baby-oiled tissue paper for the background and on it draught paper, Chinese mulberry paper and non oiled tissue paper.
Sample ONE (see image on the bottom right in photo above)
Sample TWO is a translation of image on the bottom left above. Its background is made up from large strips of packaging paper with the addition of fluffy Oriental papers ‘exploding’ from between the strips.
Sample THREE shows patches of different papers folded into flat irregular ‘boxes’ and glued on the background of freckled Japanese paper torn at the edges.
Sample THREE (images on top, left and right)
For Sample FOUR I first rolled up thin paper cylinders and placed different types of papers on and among them.
This sample is in low relief. The little ‘worms’ are made by irregular rolls of tissue paper.
Another low relief sample. For the darker area I used the inner soft layer of make-up remover pads and strengthened it by free machining loops in black on top. On the white area I used cotton bud tips.
Sample SIX - ‘Day’ view
The sample shown lying on the table.
Sample SIX - ‘Night’ view
The same sample is held up against a window to show the light coming through its small holes.