Today after work I decided it would try the piece in ink… of course I couldn’t help but add color with the paint sitting right beside me so this is what came out.
I anticipate putting the ink/acrylic piece on my Etsy site later today and I DEFINITELY want to make a silk screen (maybe on t shirts) in the very near future.
The first few days after the storm we were without power and trying to make the most of a pretty cold situation (no heat). We wound up getting in contact with Buddy and Sara who are active creative and outdoor types. While we hung out I began combining two pictures of a bass and an image of bait floating in water and this is what came out.
This piece had been staring me down for a good long while but it wasn’t until the 6th day powerless from the aftermath of Sandy that I decided to buckle down and finish this.
This is another one in the string/bird series of my cousins. Here Kieran was photographed tying the string into bows much like his siblings but in the capturing of this act even though he was peering downward I couldn’t help but feel I had caught him strongly concentrating his thoughts elsewhere. Looking at the picture I felt that I had seen an old soul. I used the silhouette of a black bird on his shoulder as a symbol to represent a past presence.
This is a hand pulled 3 layer silk screen. The Photographic layer was transferred from the screen from my own hand drawn image. I like the idea of using children as symbols of potential, growth and possibilities. This is meant to be about the moment of concentration just before the process of getting the big catch.
This is my favorite silk screen I’ve created to date. :)
Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.” - Tyler Knott Gregson
Before I began this I knew that I wanted the piece to somehow be about the potential. This image is of my cousin Kieran who posed for this with his siblings holding a piece of string. I knew that I wanted his concentration to be on what he was capable of and so I asked him to tie bows in the end of the string to create the sense of focus and concentration on the action. Everything sprung from there.