Transformation 28 is one of an ongoing mixed media series that began several years ago somewhat by accident; if you want to find out more, you can read about it on this blog post. While making this monoprint collage painting, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, and the unseen energies that are an interconnected part of everything in the universe. The beginning of this piece was a drop of intense purple ink that I dropped into small puddle of water on my paper. As I watched it spread into a beautiful, bright circle, I knew I wanted to make it the focal point for my next piece. Going through my drawer of printed paper scraps, I found some yellow shapes that reminded me of mountains, and glued them underneath the purple circle. Watercolor, colored pencil, and layers of other paper bits were added to the simple composition.
As I worked, I thought about one of my favorite places on the planet, the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park. My husband and I went there on what was probably our best vacation ever, and it will always be one of my most treasured memories. The jewel-like appearance of the sun and mountains in this mixed media collage painting were inspired by this experience, and by my deep belief in the sacred nature of our earth. The layers of inks and collaged papers with their bright, pure colors represent my feelings about the mountains in their pristine beauty. Ultimately it is about the relationship of the earth and sun, and all the creatures, including humans, who benefit from that relationship. I wanted to create a joyful and grateful mood with this piece, and I hope that viewers will feel that and enjoy looking at it. Transformation 28 may be the perfect piece to brighten up your home!
Transformation 28 is mounted on archival black matboard and ‘floated’ behind an off-white mat. It is framed behind clear plexiglass in a German silver-finished metal frame. See the included image for reference. If you would prefer to frame it yourself, please contact me.