Sunday, June 21, 2009

Caught in The Fabric

Those of you who viewed the post about what is on your inspiration board may have noticed on mine the images of a star system, time pieces and eyes (in the lower left hand corner). I have always been fascinated by anything remotely linked to the solar system, astronomy and like sciences. Oh, I can't tell you which star is which, or the like, but the exploration of it, how it was and is continuing to form, and the science of it's exploration is an endless source of fascination to me. I am happy wrapped up and watching film documentaries about missions such as Voyager and Cassini or Solar eruptions etc. This inevitably leads me to reading about other interesting things, like time, and relativity, (although I am the first to tell you I don't have any clue about understanding the physics of it all, it is just, well, fascinating!) Anyway I have been spending much of my spare (oh hahahah) time cruising around the NASA/ JPL web site in seventh heaven admiring the image resources. So what does this have to do with anything I hear you say, well not much but you know how it goes... once it's in there it has to get out, somewhere! And art is such a great way to digest everything. Roll it around and chew it up, LOL! So here is the result...




"The Fabric of Time" 14''x18''



The background is collage with acrylic washes and masking then a layer of clear wax. (Watch out everyone, I am also currently obsessed with wax, Umm, in an arty way of course. This is not the forum for discussion of other wax related topics! LOL)
Then the addition of some mixed media elements.


A closer view.




And one of the background. I know you can't see the wax but trust me, it's there. Lovely tactile experience too, I think I'm hooked!



If you're interested in visiting the NASA /JPL images page click on the link, but be warned...
Be prepared to invest some time...
It's fascinating!



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5 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love it Kim - I like the way you have gathered all these bits together and in some way related them to an overall topic. I made a picture with old keys some years ago (I shall post it one day now that you have reminded me, thanks!) but it is just keys on a piece of linen - I have more keys so now I shall try your idea on the theme of unlocking rather than time. Thanks for a great post.

Kerin said...

What a great concept and I love how you pulled it off!! Such a beautiful piece.

La Dolce Vita said...

oohh Kim, I love the texture and the subject! the tiny watch bits are wonderful! Bravo!!!

Gaby Bee said...

I found your Blog through Seth. Your assemblage work is gorgeous! I especially love how you pulled it off. Great eye for composition.
Gaby xo

Dayna Collins said...

Magical, mythical piece. Soft colors, and clock bits I most definitely love. Beautiful.