These are small works on wood panels, using inkjet prints, acrylic and glass beads. The piece titled "Garudasana" has a layer of silk fabric under the inkjet print. The square one is 4"x4" and the other three are 6"Hx4"W.
I belong to a dream group where we experiment with various ways of honoring our dreams. One of our projects was to find geometrical shapes in our dreams. One of mine was about two men fighting over a woman. One man had a head that was a white corn tortilla, and the other's head was a pita bread with the side sliced off so his mouth was a vesica piscis. There was also a black and white dog, a white building, and some red semi-circles. One of the other people in the group pointed out that there were only three colors in the dream: red, black and white. These colors are highly significant in alchemy. The shapes are classical, so I started playing with them on Paper by 53. Here are some of the images That resulted.
This piece is a collage of old and new photos of my mother and my two younger sisters. My mother's mental illness kicked in hard after I was born, and we all grew up in uncertainty because she was sometimes caring, and sometimes very strange and cold.
I was not terribly pleased with how the millefiori lagoon dried. The heat was on, and the lagoon formed crevices. The wall on the edges is far from transparent. However, I accept that this is how this piece is. I was very stuck because I was unsure how to proceed, but now I am moving on. This is a finished piece.
I had been using a cone-shaped brush to clean out the nozzles of my plastic squeeze bottles, but it was a little too large for the actual opening end, so I ordered this set of lab brushes. I have to use several sizes to get at all the paint/gel mixture in the nozzles, but it is working very well.