Friday, October 1, 2010

abalone


2 x 1m watercolour on stretched hot press paper, based on microscopic observations of an abalone shell. I wanted to bring this piece of the shell onto a human scale to explore the way that I imagine myself in relation to it. The time I have spent looking at a minute section of nature under the microscope has only reminded me of the immensity of nature and the reality that I am not really that much bigger than the shell. Below are a couple of details, the texture in the background was created by spraying water into the semi-wet watercolour wash... hope you enjoy :)







3 comments:

Carly said...

That's a big watercolor! It looks really cool

Sam said...

delightful- still a huge fan of these textures you've developed. even the clippings are fun to look at.

Annika said...

thanks a lot guys! it was fun to work on :) I'm stretching another big sheet of paper this week so if you have any ideas to try on the next one let me know! I am thinking about adding a little more colour...