Some fairly radical evolution in this one-
This one started out as a mass of paper ephemera glued over a mound of wadded up old paintings-
After it dried (maybe February of 2019?)it kind of sat around for a year until I decided I needed to do something with it- or it needed to go in the trash.
The form had potential- esp what would become the anterior end- it reminded me vaguely of a horseshoe crab for some reason- but it needed something else.
So I wadded up some old rags -placed them along the sides – and then attached them more paper detritus soaked in glue water.
After it dried I was quite happy with the overall shape of this piece- like a cross between one of our eroded ancient hills and some primitive sea creature.
So next I applied an additional skin of paper ephemera to hold everything together.
And then I attached a layer of gravel from a local creek with acrylic medium –
The gravel gives it an interesting granular texture- which paired with the blue green color I’m envisioning this with- should give it a similar appearance to the verdant mountains in the distance I can see from my studio window 🤞
Now for a skin of paint 🎨
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