I named this piece "Serpentine" because of the way the lines twist and turn. I like the result of the interaction and interplay of both line and color. I started with a goose egg dyed purple. After waxing the purple lines, I washed back and used Pysanky USA Golden Wheat, Pysanky USA Temple Orange and UGS Dark Red for the mirroring lines. The final color is UGS Purple. I played with this idea for several more pieces, so you will see the effect of using different colors and how that changes the mood of the piece.
I got the idea of playing with line width from the teacher of a design class I've been taking named Victoria Suescum. You can check out some of her work on her website. Her art is so different in almost every way than mine, but taking classes from different artists is so beneficial and important. Putting myself in a bit of discomfort as I try new ways of doing things helps me grow as an artist.
If you live in Austin and are interested in seeing this piece in person and buying it for your very own, I have entered it into the East Austin Studio Tour group show "Due East." Come check it out on November 6th. You can find details here!
The East Austin Studio Tour is coming up fast (November 15th and 16th through November 22nd and 23rd) and I am busily working to make it the most exciting show I've done yet! I'm working on some new ideas, but I won't know what's ready for primetime until we get closer to showtime.
I will get back to making gifs of the eggshells as soon as I find the missing piece that screws into the camera body so that I can connect it to the tripod. Without a tripod, I can't take all the photos from the exact point to reconstruct them as a moving scene later. I wonder what the piece is called, whether they are universal to all tripods and cameras, and whether you can buy one. Anyone know?