Ghost Spirals Bookmark

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Ghost Spirals Bookmark by Amy Crook

Ghost Spirals Bookmark by Amy Crook

It’s always interesting to me to see the way the Japanese watercolors sink and fade into the black paper as they dry, losing some of their opacity and leaving behind a complex texture of paint and paper. These spirals looked ghostly to me in the way some of them faded almost to translucency, which is where they got their name.

Ghost Spirals Bookmark, 4″x1.5″ Japanese watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).

Ghost Spirals Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

Ghost Spirals Bookmark, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the delicate traceries of dried paint within the thick, translucent spirals. Below, you can see this bookmark hanging out with my book, just waiting to find a new book and a new home.

Ghost Spirals Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook

Ghost Spirals Bookmark, with book, by Amy Crook
(book not included, you wouldn’t want it anyway, it’s a boring book)

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