"I am... Erin."
Kyle's sketchbook theme was "I am..."
I bounced around with some ideas but kept coming back to this idea of being unique but also not at all.
I chose to represent that by using a tangible evidences of uniqueness: our fingerprint. I took a photo of my actual thumb to look at the lines. My life and experiences are mine.
This is paired with the universe and outer space since I am also a part of some thing much bigger. In the scheme of things, I am just a blip on the radar of time. And on a literal level... all life is made of space dust.
The materials I used are also a bit of exacting and chaotic. I used Masking fluid to add the lines of the finger. This creates crisp lines.
|Peeling off the mask|
|Detail of texture made by adding salt on top of wet ink and letting it dry|
|Detail of the moon and back ground|
I then painted over it with ink, water, batik dye... and then covered it with Salt. Each layer interacts with the previous layer, and the Salt creates a final texture, slowly, as it dries. I have some control over how it turns out, but the nature of water, paper, and mineral (salt), ultimately say how the surface will look. This fits my personality. I can be precise in many ways, but also flexible or full of unrest. Oh, to be human!!