A beautiful abstract piece from Diane ... the photograph doesn't do it justice because the real thing has an almost batik-like texture.

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Comment by DKULT on May 25, 2014 at 4:10pm
Ancient Dkult secret! I use ink and wet the paper rinse add repeat until I think it looks cool then fold it all up maybe add more ink then cook it I guess its essentially tie dyeing th e paper.it rarely looks good the first time so I usually do that process again until I get something that looks cool. I am down to a limited selection of ink colors at the moment and all together it isnt that attractive. Red is a very hard ink color to work with as it usually ends up looking like a flesh eating disease
Comment by Susan McAllister on May 24, 2014 at 6:29pm
Hey Diane, would you be willing to explain the cooking technique? I'd love to try that.
Comment by DKULT on May 24, 2014 at 2:26pm

Thanks for posting Like.  I do cook my paper which is why I call them 'batches'. I like the element of surprise as I look forward to the natural patterns the ink makes that I could never plan.  my latest batch is kind of, well, I'm calling it the decomposition series because it isn't the prettiest. gonna send you a section Like. Does anyone want another collab piece?

Comment by liketelevisionsnow on May 23, 2014 at 8:15pm

Cook my papers, baby!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2014 at 12:40am

Very cool piece.

When Diane did her chapter for the Asemics 16 book projects, she was getting great textures like this by actually cooking the pages in an oven. Anyone remember that? I have scans somewhere. I think she said she was trying get the effects of David Chirot's work, only David does rubbings with chalk. He doesn't cook the stuff.

DK can do some great textural things like this. But cooking the art in an oven, that was great.

Comment by Susan McAllister on May 22, 2014 at 7:29pm
Comment by Rebecca Guyver on May 22, 2014 at 5:21pm

Gorgeously atmospheric!  



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