“What would happen if…” – Daniel KeyesHave you ever wondered "what would happen if"…and if you did, where did your thoughts take you?
As PBS has launched the Great American Read, I decided to revisit my favourite book, Daniel Keyes’ “Flowers for Algernon” a tale of what would happen if intelligence could be altered through surgery. I am captivated by the creative process. I enjoy seeing the preliminary drafts of a work as much as the final piece. Keyes’ “Algernon, Charlie and I – A Writer’s Journey” not only described his method of fiction writing but the inspiration for “Flowers”. I was in bibliophile paradise!
Motivated by my stack of hardback book covers I decided to choose a light coloured cover for my next Artistcellar Design Team project. Inspired by the story I made my own inkblot on tissue paper. Once glued to the board the rest of the elements fell into place. The bottom image transfer was copied from a 1950’s post card. Bit and pieces of paper were added building up the layers. I glued dried hydrangea petals across the composition.
- ARTISTCELLAR STENCILS: QUASICRYSTALS (Infra), LABYRINTH SERIES (Chartres)
- HANDCUT DIAMOND STENCIL
- HIGGINS BLACK MAGIC DRAWING INK
- DECOART: Blue Harbor
- DYLUSIONS PAINT: Crushed Grape, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink
- DYLUSIONS SPRAY: Bubblegum Pink
- REEVES: Bronze, Gold
- LIQUITEX MATTE MEDIUM
- NATURAL SPONGE
- PAINTER’S TAPE
- TISSUE PAPER
- WAX INFUSED PAPER
- LASER PHOTOCOPY
- FLOWER PETALS
- HARDBACK BOOK COVER