L is for Layers
Thursday, October 11th, 2012
One of the things I love about this series is the physicality of it, the way the glitter encourages the viewer to try to catch the light, to pick the piece up and move it around. In this one, I went a step farther and added a physical dimension to it by building up layers of cut and painted paper. The gold at the edges helps each layer stand out, even more than just the cascading autumnal colors.
L is for Layers, 5″x5″ Japanese watercolor and glitter gel pen on collaged paper.
Above you can see a close-up of the overlapping corners, the glued paper growing tall as it builds layer upon layer. Below, the L is hanging out with a preview of the N in my little writing desk.
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