Thursday, June 19, 2008
Bark 11, 27" x 15"
One of 3 new pieces in the works. This one is composed of 3 separate layers of lutradur that is coated with a light layer of inkAID's white matte precoat. Each layer was heat distressed to leave holes and worn away spots in the printed lutradur. The 3 layes of distressed lutradur shows a fragile surface giving the appearance and texture of bark. The original picture Bark 11 (before being digitally manipulated) is a detail section from a Kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest of Northern New Zealand. This is truly one of my favorite places on our planet:)
After the top 3 layers, I tied 5" pieces of twigs into heavy weight jute cord and wrapped that on top of the same Kauri print on metallic crinkle paper. All these layers were wrapped with 24 gauge copper wire and then wired to hardware cloth.
This piece will show for the first time at La Jolla Fiber Arts in La Jolla California. The show will open on July 28, 2008 with an opening reception on Friday night August 1st.