Thursday, 5 August 2010

Artwork inspired by Shetland

While beachcombing on the Sands of Breckon on the the island of Yell in Shetland, I was fascinated about the geology of the landscape. It inspired me to create a painting with items like dried seaweed, shells, rocks (serpentine, schist) and sand, minerals (mica) and drift wood. So boxes were filled and the concept started to develop...

For this piece I used acrylic paint. Modelling paste was added first to create extra texture for the mountainous landscape on the bottom right. Then I glued the found items in a way that land and sea would be in balance like Ying Yang. Some artificial lichen was added because this is an important part of the landscape. The canvas size is 50 x 50 x 1.5 cm.

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