“Listen these next few days to your friends to get answers you seek.” -Cookie’s Fortune
I was inspired to make this piece due to new beginnings in my life, the idea of starting a new chapter slapped me with the urge to create. There were a lot of new feelings and thoughts rolling around in my head. It was like a mass of gunk that had to be removed. I put it on canvas i hope you enjoy it.
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Original artwork still in my possession.
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This is a painting I created in the found object art style. I began with the 3-dimensional aspects of the piece then proceeded to create the background image on which the first portion would be attached.
For the “sculpture” I started with distress ink techniques on paper, then mixed together black paint and a combination of glues to form the sludge effect. After molding the glue/paint-compound to have the desired effect I continued on to use a selected burning method on the paper to create a singed and aged feel. When I was satisfied I affixed to the fusion some bits of broken mirror, nails, a cookie’s fortune, a bottle cap, a doll’s eye, a heart-shaped pendant, a keyring, a smiley face pendant, a safety pin, and various lengths of metal twine that I had bent and shaped it to my liking.
To create the background, I took a canvas and I used black and brown paint to cover my hands and smear the colors to completely blanket the white surface. I then used a knife, a pair of scissors and a fork to strategically scrape away paint to reveal the pale canvas underneath to further the aged and decayed feel. When I was finished with scraping the paint away, I then used rust colors of brown, red, black and a burnt sienna to give more of a corroded metal appearance. Finally, I attached the sculpture to the canvas and scratched in my signature. The End.