This piece is a diptych that measures 40 in x 60 in in total. Created with Japanese hand made paper, Japanese hand made paper design cut out (all one continuous piece), acrylic paint, clay, fabric (from old yukata/cotton kimono), collage transfers (three good luck fortunes I kept from my trip to Japan), and drift wood from Lake Ontario (that I picked up many years back).
I recently wrote a blog post about the SENSATION OF LOSING ONESELF IN THE MOMENT which can be read here if you haven't yet: http://beingmariet.blogspot.ca/2012/11/sensation-of-losing-oneself-in-moment.html this was the piece I was creating at that time.
Here is a closer look at the unpainted clay flea (that sits in the upper left hand corner of the completed piece).
I don't stick to conventional 'techniques' or tools taught are 'supposed to' be used for art in the studio; imagination and creation has no boundaries for me and this art piece is no exception. A face brush that wasn't used and sat in the drawer came in handy, as well as pigments created for make up artistry to mention a few.
For further details here is a video I created on my Youtube channel BeingMarieT, please excuse the 'blah' face:)
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