Last week I had a thought to do a bit of experimenting with some two dimensional works. As some of you may know I love clay, and this muddy medium forms a large part of my art practice – sculpture, jewellery, tableware, anything really!
But I have also been getting into some drawing lately – 2D work – and I wondered how I could incorporate the two? Hmmm…
I began experimenting with placing random small slabs of clay on paper and magic! After letting the clay dry, an embossed rippled surface appeared. I was quite happy with this uncontrolled random result.
I then applied some pastel to this embossed surface, and was equally pleased! The before and after pastel above is the same image.
I think I’ll be able to get some good results with this method… these experiments were random, so it is tempting to try ‘controlled’ placement of clay… but do I want to have full control? Perhaps not…
Very interesting textures…the results remind me of a 3D map of the earth’s surface. Great work!
Thanks Megan… much appreciated 🙂