16 February 2008

Illustration Friday - theory



cotton fabric, cotton thread, acrylic ink, metallic paint, found object papers, stamped image, gyotaku and acrylic paint on 6" x 6" stretched canvas


Boy, theory is a topic you have to think about. I've got music theory in there as the sheet music, the theory of evolution in the fish, plus a veiled reference to Darwin in the fortune. I might re-visit this topic in a month to see what else my subconscious has to say about it.

The chop of yú in the lower left corner is one of Fred B Mullett's Red Pearl stamps. He sent lollipops with the order (gotta love that) and his written personal guarantee is the funniest, most subversive decree I've read in eons - almost worth an order all by itself!

20 comments:

marcisenders said...

Beautiful!

eyecontact said...

love your fish!

Plain Jane said...

Love the fish and how you cut it in half. I have two gyotaku fish in the garage that I have yet to print from. You've inspired me. (do you feel guilty using someone else's stamps when you could carve it yourself, like ol' whatshername. I do.)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

this is a great combination of mediums and techniques..

ChatRabbit said...

Ooh, very cool! I like the multimedia aspect...

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Great collage!

Michelle Henninger said...

Very cool take on the theme. I like the various components to this illo!
Nice.

Samantha said...

Mother,
You were right about this post.

Love,
Your daughter.

Curious Art said...

Lovely fiber art-- & what a great fortune for all scientists & artists!

steve said...

Love the layers and ideas. So well composed.

Magos Nava said...

Beautiful...Beautiful

The fish is a great

Esti said...

Quite surprising. I'd never thought of putting fish and theory in the same sentence. And I like the result.

lyric said...

Lovely composition and well thought theme. I too, use commercial stamps whenever they are appropriate, even though I carve my own. It's akin to using a commercial fabric when it will work just as well (and is on hand) as a hand-dye. Why re-invent the wheel.

nice work!

Ellis Nadler said...

love that stamp

jene said...

Me gusta mucho tu 'Theory', con ese único pez que parecen dos, instantes diferentes.

Ellen Byrne said...

Ha! And you thought my Eiffel Tower made of recycled tuna cans was fishy! This is very fishy but very beautiful as well!

a.g.barrows said...

wow..very nice!

life without novacaine said...

Wow, love the multi medium concept for this topic. Very nice! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

heather said...

very deep and beautiful. love your collage work...inspiring!

Peggy Fussell said...

Beautiful piece! I especially like he way the notes rise and fall like waves. I love the fortune too.