Confetti Rain

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Confetti Rain, abstract art by Amy Crook

Confetti Rain by Amy Crook, $169

When I started this piece, I was experimenting to see if I could fill a whole paper with the salt-crystal rosettes the way rain on a puddle fills up the whole surface with overlapping shapes. After a while it was hard to get even a tiny rosette to form without the water running and blurring into the already-formed structures. The different shades of blue ink ended up giving it a party-confetti feel, and that with the sparkle from the salt gives the piece its name.

Confetti Rain, 5″x5″ pen and ink and salt on paper, $169, framed, with free shipping.

The paper itself is a warm off-white color that’s hard to photograph — for some reason it often shows up quite red when compared to the cool blue ink and sparkling salt.

Confetti Rain, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Confetti Rain, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Still, I love the way the salt catches the light and seems to glow from within, as well as the up-close view of the textures of crystal growth and rough, soft paper.

Confetti Rain, detail 2, by Amy Crook

Confetti Rain, detail 2, by Amy Crook

A simple black frame will keep the salt crystals safe while the piece is in transit, and provide a contrast to the splashes of color on the page.

Confetti Rain, framed art by Amy Crook

Confetti Rain, framed art by Amy Crook, $169

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