Tuesday, January 11, 2005
I'm working in my larger journal again, having just about finished with my composition journal. This is actually part of a larger spread. I played around with gesso in this one. I'm exploring the possibilities of gesso and how it can obscure and help highlight through what it obscures. Like life where what we can't see illuminates what we can and somehow points our attention in other directions. Yet what we can't see is still there and perhaps even more important than what we chose to highlight. Gesso as a metaphor for the subconscious. That is NOT the Eiffel Tower, BTW, although it has that look for some reason. It's actually a miscellaneous strip cut from something else and painted with . . . you guessed--gesso. If only my subconscious could make me think I'm in the Eiffel Tower . . .
Posted by Lovekandinsky at 2:37 PM