Liquid Topaz: The Art of Discovery

"Liquid Topaz, page 95," 5x7inches, mixed media, copyright 2011 Shelley M. House.

I experimented a little more with constructing shadows, this time in reverse, so the text can peek through.

marble mask, candlelight
old scarlet

In the past I’ve used lines to connect the words for my poems, hoping the viewer would read them in the order I intended. I’ve been less controlling in this project. The order of the words is less important than the overall image they suggest. This also leaves more room for the reader to create their own interpretation. This is one of my favorite parts of creating art, to find out that other people see things that I hadn’t intended at all.

Page 12 is ripped out and folded to use as a triangle for constructing shadows.

"Liquid Topaz, page 95" in progress. Page 93 becomes the stencil.

"Liquid Topaz, page 95" in progress. Copyright 2011 Shelley M. House.

"Liquid Topaz, page 95" in progress. Copyright 2011 Shelley M. House.

Other blogs in this series:
One Page at a Time: My Altered Book Experience
Liquid Topaz: The Story Begins
Liquid Topaz: Fun with Found Poems
Liquid Topaz: What I Learned Today
Liquid Topaz: Flowing Organically
Liquid Topaz: Art on the Run
Liquid Topaz: Useful Sounds
Liquid Topaz: Golden Polka-Dots
Liquid Topaz: Fire of Life
Liquid Topaz: Now she feels it
Liquid Topaz: Searching for Words

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