Saturday, August 28, 2010
And Now, For Something Completely Different--Tiny Scrolls!
Tiny Scrolls! I've made a huge leap...off the wall, out the two-dimensional flatland I'm so familiar with, into three-dimensional space! I've wanted make objects, and for the most part, I feel as if much of my previous work is object-like, but I still have had a desire to make something that had dimension, as well as surface and texture. I saw these tiny scrolls in my sleep several nights ago and here is the first one, out in the world...The Scroll For Random Phrases. So much fun to make and now the ideas for these scrolls are spilling over. This is made with Japanese paper, pieced together with used, dried teabags and gel medium. There are all manner of random phrases inside the scroll held by bits of teabag and the miracle of acrylic gel medium! If you are familiar with my daily found text poem blog, MissouriBendPaperWorks, you'll know I have a million bits of found text phrases at my finger tips, so that became the subject of the first scroll. It was also kind of a test to see if my dream was just a fantasy or not. There are three more tiny scrolls in the works, all in various stages of completion, on one of my work tables. Not enough hours in the day, that's all I can say! Hope you like them!