Sunday, November 2, 2008

What if - there was a face coming out of the dark ...

This is a very dark face - yet sparkling. I wanted it to "come out" of the darkness, like an illusion or imagination, a dream, a hallucination ... (hey, it's halloween, isn't it?)

Anyway, I used a gold-lurex fabric, punched it with dark red wool from the backside, put a thin layer of light pink, a little rosé, dark brown, greyish brown ... from the right side, in order to kind of "model" the face with its contours, then added some layers of black and dark red for the shadows behind . I punched it all several times from the back and the front and finally squeezed the piece with luke warm water and damp ironed it. It's approx. 11x17" (27x42 cm).

1 comment:

paulahewitt said...

i like this ghostly face.