Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Spiritualist Series
This is a series I was working on last month combining my current obsession with transparency and layers with my other obsession on themes of spiritualism which includes mediums, ghosts, and ectoplasm. I really like the mystery and blurring of line that happens with the layers which seems to reflect the blurring of reality in spiritualism.

They were made with various media including oil paint, grease pencils, graphite, and various layers of tracing paper, and were designed to be seen against a light box. I created a 5' by 3' light table in which they are layed out flat underneath a large pane of glass, and are meant to be seen in a dark room to mimic the atmosphere of a seance.


detail from a larger piece:


detail from a larger piece:






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alternate version:





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1 comment:

laundry room said...

i like the experimentation a lot and how everything looks so ghostlyyyyyy.......... how was the euro trip?