Feb 172012
 
Debbie working on Monumental Change

Debbie working on Monumental Change

The 24″x30″ Washi Paper Mosaic “Monumental Change” is one of the first large pieces I completed. The Washi Paper Mosaic itself measures 18″ x 24″, and matted with the frame, it measures 24″ x 30″.

I had already created the first 14″ x 18″ “Change” framed piece, and when I took the first finished “Change” piece in in its entirety, I realized that the gold buttons looked like coins, or the change one might have in one’s pocket.

 

 

Monumental Change (24"x30") Washi Paper Mosaic

Monumental Change (24"x30") Washi Paper Mosaic

Given its size, completing this piece represented a monumental accomplishment. Coincidentally, I was undergoing some monumental changes in my own life at the same time. “Change” seemed to be the order of the day, and it became the style for most of these pieces. Putting the two together, I came up with the name “Monumental Change” for this piece, and named others in this style with similar names.

Was Life imitating art or vice versa?

Oct 302011
 
Sunrise (24"x30") Washi Paper Mosaic

Sunrise (24"x30") Washi Paper Mosaic

“Sunrise,” 24 x 30″ framed and matted, was one of the first large pieces I completed. It was my featured piece in the 2011 Art at the Source Open Studio Preview Exhibit in June, 2011. It took more than nine hours of paper placement, and it was well worth the time. I was thrilled when I brushed the excess glitter from the piece as it came together exactly as I had envisioned.  This color combination, moving from outer rings of black to red to yellow, finishingwith white, brings to mind the sun in its brightness, obscuring the dark. Completed in the Eclipse style, it is a dramatic explosion of color.

“Sunrise” sold in October, 2011, at the San Carlos Art and Wine fair to a very nice couple.

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