Sunday, September 28, 2014

Latest work: "Wing Shimmer Pacific Northwest"

This piece is made entirely of various sheets and bits of antique Japanese ink-washed paper. As I was layering the papers, simply experimenting, this image showed up, which immediately made me think of outstretched wings, a beak, and a tail, all heading toward the upper left, the northwest. And as I gazed at it, I began to notice the subtle circular pattern as well.

Yes, I know this may sound a bit woo-woo, but ravens and crows are meaningful parts of my life, as are the contrasts between hard, linear elements and softer, organic ones. So that's what I offer you here: mystic weirdness and basic geometry!

©Carol Leigh