Sunday, June 22, 2008
Forest Surfaces 9
Finishing photographs of some of my new work, so this will be the first of 3 new pieces I will post in the next couple of weeks. This piece is 18" x 19" and is composed of tyvec, lutradur, watercolor paper, dyed canvas and dyed cheesecloth, with a layer of crocheted hemp assembled on hardware cloth with brass wire.
The original print is a photo taken in Yosemite National Park. This photo is a reflection of El Capitan mirrored in the Merced River. Prints on tyvec, lutradur and watercolor paper are layered with crocheted hemp, dyed canvas and dyed cheesecloth. The lutradur surface is printed over a coating of inkAID white matte precoat. I heat distressed the print on lutradur, which is the top layer.
When the first of the layers were assembled, I created a print on both sides of tyvec without using any precoat so that the print would be a lighter color on the back side. This print is cut into small squares and using brass wire I attached hemp and the squares to the top of the surface that had already been completed. A detail is included.