Dark Matter

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Dark Matter by Amy Crook

Dark Matter by Amy Crook, $199

I started working on this piece intending to experiment with it as a background for something else, and then on a whim I added a sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt to the damp page. The end result is a creepy, beautiful scene that made me think of a green world floating in dark space, with dark matter engulfing it. The salt sparkles subtly in the sun, and in fact I have a detail photo of all the subtle texture as my computer wallpaper right now.

Dark Matter, 5″x5″ watercolor and salt on paper, $199 with free shipping.

Dark Matter, detail, by Amy Crook

Dark Matter, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the textures of salt and paper and paint together, the dark colors and tiny glimmers of salt. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, matted on black to help emphasize the wabi-sabi textures of the hand-torn paper edge.

Dark Matter, framed art by Amy Crook

Dark Matter, framed art by Amy Crook

  • Title: Dark Matter
  • 5 in. x 5 in. Japanese watercolor and salt on Arches cover white paper
  • $199 for the original (tax will be added if you live in CA)
  • Frame is not included, but can be added for $50 (shipping included)
  • Shipping is free anywhere in the world
  • Payment plans are available, just email me
  • The button below will take you to Paypal – if you’d like to pay another way, just let me know and we’ll work it out

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  1. […] painted a number of these dark backgrounds all together after Dark Matter came out so well, and this was another one that looked like a mysterious sky to me. Instead of […]