Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Latest project: Prayer Flags




I've been working practically nonstop on a new project. I got the idea seeing some prayer flags hanging in my sister-in-law's house in La Jolla. My idea was to create my own handmade prayer flags, not what you see here. But somehow my ideas rarely seem to come out the way I think they will.

I was blending together various photos of vintage papers and metal and whoosh! All of a sudden I had an image that looked very much like a prayer flag. Well, that was cool. Is it possible to make a bunch of prayer flags, all with the same sort of look and feel, yet different?

(I'm thinking SERIES. Over at Fine Art America they sold a series of my photos -- seven of them -- and it was great. So my brain is sort of fixated on the concept of series these days.)

I ended up making 36 prayer flags. Thirty-six! So now I'm in the process not only of uploading all the individual prayer flags, but I'm making diptychs and triptychs using them as well. And it's taking me a long time.

Here's an idea of what I'm doing. Please wish me well!

©Carol Leigh

8 comments:

Jim said...

Ooooo. I like it. I like it (them?) very very much. Are the glyphs meaningful or just a lovely random twist?

Carol Leigh said...

Thanks, Jim. The glyphs are just lovely random twists done with a paintbrush. (And I like your term "lovely random twist.")

Kathleen Amt said...

I really love this series. Bravo!

Carol Leigh said...

Thank you, Kathleen. It's going well. My plan is to prep and upload a few a day. Day two: so far, so good!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely, Carol.
jc in az

Sandra said...

I do wish you well, they are lovely.

Judy said...

Hi again, these are wonderful. Good luck with them, I especially like the triptych. I think they will do well on your FineArt site.

Carol Leigh said...

Sandra, always good to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. And Judy, I hope you're right about them doing well with Fine Art America!