Transformation 35 is one of an ongoing series of 7 x 7 inch mixed media monoprint collages that began several years ago somewhat by accident. (If you want to find out more, you can read about it on this blog post.) The juxtaposition of nature-inspired forms in this piece comes from my long-standing interest in science and the deep belief that nature is sacred. We are made of the same elements as the stars and the earth, and so are connected in countless ways, both seen and unseen. While making this mixed media monoprint collage, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, and the unseen energies that flow through us all. This particular piece combines the spiraling motion of a galaxy with hints of plant forms, with a bird-like shape emerging fom the center as the focal point. The soothing blue tones are balanced by the energetic yellow of the spinning galaxy. Other media such as colored pencils and watercolor crayons have been added.
All of these shapes, colors, and natural forms can be thought of as ‘words’ in the vocabulary of symbols I’ve developed to communicate my experience of the oneness of every thing in nature. Layers of transparent lightfast inks are built up on sheets of Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, then pieces of these prints are cut out and fitted together to form new compositions. Other media, such as decorative papers, watercolor pencils, and crayons may be added. This piece will bring a sense of peace and harmony to any room in your home or office.
Transformation 35 is no longer available from this website, but may be purchased at Ascension Fine Arts Gallery in Nashville, IN. Please shop the Transformations Gallery to find similar pieces you may like, such as Transformation 24 or Transformation 4.