Oil Slick

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Oil Slick, art by Amy Crook

Oil Slick by Amy Crook, $199

I’m constantly frustrated by how hard these pieces are to photograph. The few people who have seen them in person agree with me that there’s really no way to capture the texture, the play of light and color, and the overall feel of the sparkling salt. In this case, the salt sucked up the paint and the dark green ink spirals to acquire a dark iridescence like an oil slick or a bird’s wing.

Oil Slick, 5.5″x4.25″ mixed media on embossed card, $199 with free shipping. I’m still on the lookout for frames for these pieces, but they could be mounted in a larger frame quite easily with a simple matte.

You can see below how the salt crystals formed with layers of color, making intriguing tiny patterns within the patterns.

Oil Slick, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Oil Slick, detail 1, by Amy Crook

And here’s a hint of the way the colors shift and change when you move the piece in the light:

Oil Slick, detail 2, by Amy Crook

Oil Slick, detail 2, by Amy Crook

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