Gunpowder Pyrography, Acrylic & Carving on Wood
In the Bramble series, I am exploring why certain things ask for a second look. This wild tangle of bushes is at the edge of a slough by my home. So often when I walk or drive by I slow down and feel compelled to look at it; it draws me in. There is something attractive and beautiful about it; however, it’s elusive. When I’ve taken pictures and looked at them on a screen, its attractiveness is lost and the images are flat and chaotic; there’s nothing there. Influenced by my photographs, I used geometric principles to help create a strong composition. I created layers of textures and color to invite the viewer in and to keep the eye moving around the pieces.