Sherlock bookmark 2
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
I was experimenting with some new paper and salt, and after tearing down a 8″x8″ square for another piece I was left with this strip. I made my usual spirals, except this time I kept them all along the top edge rather than scattered over the whole page. They didn’t form proper salt pools, but I did like the will-o-the-wisp quality that was left, with just a few tiny salt crystals and the soft swirls of ink like a glowing light.
In a fit of 2am whimsy, I pencilled in a half-dozen little Sherlocks, first examining, then chasing, and finally catching his very own will-o-the-wisp.
Sherlock Bookmark 2, 8″x2.75″ mixed media on paper, nfs (sold).
You can see the salt crystals much better in this detail photo, and some of the teeny tiny detail in the little Sherlocks.