studio practice: transfers

 Cover Image, Spilling Open, Sabrina Ward Harrison

Cover Image, Spilling Open, Sabrina Ward Harrison

I wanted to add some images to the texture work from earlier in the week, so I tried a few tape transfers. I've always loved this look from way back in the polaroid transfer days. I love how messy it looks and the randomness of the final product. I feel like the result was pretty 'meh' but one of the transfers gave me an idea for putting text on canvas/paint. I made one with an inky look that has potential. 

I'm re-reading (actually, did I ever really read it the first time?) "Spilling Open" by Sabina Ward Harrison. I've always loved her art and totally feel that she's a major influence on my work. This book, her first, is about identity. I'm inspired by her mixed media and am thinking about creating my artist manifesto with this type of technique.