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Friday, June 22, 2007

Illustration Friday Camouflage



Another one of the collaged and stitched monoprints I've done--The muted-ness of it makes me think of the world that Lois Lowry wrote about in The Giver
--colorless, without texture or surprise. (Wonderful book, by the way--find it in the young adult fiction section).

Once I'd made the monoprint, I collaged cut pieces of magazines on top of it, gave it a wash of watered-down white paint, then handstitched the whole thing together.

10 comments:

Barbara said...

Love your works - A few years back I was adding stitching to some of my works too - it adds a lovely texture and a sense of home, the past, and female tradition. I also incorporate archetypical houses into my paintings and sculptural works - I'd love to hear about your inspirations and the direction you're moving toward.

Random York said...

This is very sharp!

Leah said...

oo, i love this one karen. it's dream like and gorgeous.

JO said...

This really a cool piece, love all that going on.

ValGalArt said...

i love this!

biteyourowntail said...

lovely texture and atmosphere to this.

Vee said...

This looks great. I love the trees.

Valaine said...

I love the mood,the textures and the colors!

studio lolo said...

Another fine piece Karen! I also loved The Giver...excellent book :)
XX Lolo

Tina Vaziri said...

The texture combinations create a perfect mood for this piece!