'NEW DAY SONG'
got its start from some block-printed cotton
I picked up here in Key West.
Quite varied patterns on one yard:
the sun/flower, geometric cross forms and
the little stylized bird profiles all
jumbled into a loose grid.
I scanned and printed the designs in different sizes
and tints. Then I assembled the collage with other
small paintings, embossings and drawings.
Have a look at this detail:
Left to right:
Type-correction film transfer on acrylic.
Scanned multiple birdies.
Type correction film on purple acrylic.
Embossed copper (line drawing flipped over)
with 23 carat gold.
Below that a tiny acrylic on oil pastel
with leaf and wing details scratched out.
The red, dotted crosses are
the original fabric.