See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, February 15, 2010

Skin art.


"Acrylic Skin: Baroque Leaf Theme" - T. Nelson
Acrylic and medium impression, dry mounted on paper napkin with random hair.
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Narrative: While painting I often use the back of my left hand as a palette, mixing colours, thinning the brush load, and so on. The layers make an exact impression of my skin texture and can be peeled off to form thin veils, or paintings without canvas or structure. In this case we see the skin tones of my "Black Madonna" painting, randomly formed into a leaf impression.
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What is so exciting about this new medium is that it exactly details the texture of my skin, by clicking on the image you can see the amazing detail. Notice as well what appears to be an eyebrow hair* on the napkin - talk about random.  (I actually prefer a less textured mounting surface, so as not to fight with the art, however I chose this presentation for my more traditionalist subscribers.)
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If you are interested in purchasing this piece, or wish to commission something else in this technique, prices start at $1000 (extra charge for hair, and or blood in the composition) and 10% percent of the proceeds go to the St. Agnes/St. Celine School for Catholic Cats.
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*It's a little long, which makes me believe it may be a cat hair - unless Andy Rooney was here.
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10 comments:

  1. +JMJ+

    And just how exotic is "exotic"?

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  2. Not that exotic - that didn't sound right did it.

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  3. I took exotic out - too suggestive.

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  4. I love it. I hope you sell a million of 'em.

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  5. BTW, the disabled cat will cost you considerably more than the 10%
    cut you have factored in. Worse yet she probably thinks your an idiot and when your gone she will dance on your grave.... Oh, way too much projection, don cha think?

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  6. Very cool actually. Try it on Ebay!

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  7. When I first read the title "Skin Art" I thought you were referring to tattoos....

    speaking of which...I do have a couple (tattoos) that really should be touched up..the associated pain would be a mortification for sure..

    Sara

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  8. Austringer5:30 PM

    Maybe it's me, but I don't see a leaf. I see a road-kill frog with a tail.

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  9. Maria9:04 PM

    Terry: Sorry. I am saving up for a chanel suit for when I enter the the Benedictines--otherwise I'd be getting the plastic out.

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