Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Latest work: "Full Moon January 2018"


As I work in my studio, I keep a small Moleskine notebook open and into it I paste little pieces of papers I’ve torn and otherwise might have thrown out. I have no plan — just arranging and gluing down paper in patterns that please me.

As I was making a handmade book about Japan, parts of those papers ended up here in my little notebook. I photographed that “collage,” brought it into the computer, and added more elements, such as my photos of old money, signature “hankos” or “chops,” and more.

A full moon appeared on the first day of 2018, and I celebrated that in this piece and uploaded it to Fine Art America.

But then, a few days later, I took it a step further. I converted the image into a more graphic and sort of sepia-toned look, which I also found appealing.

You can see both full-resolution images in my “Asian Influence” gallery at FAA here. I find it interesting to compare and contrast the two pictures, completely different from one another, yet the same.

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