15" x 15"
After a long hiatus, I returned to the static electricity drawn technique I discovered with Ontogenie.
In this case, I used gold pigment as my first color, backed by black.
The special quality of this choice is that, depending on the angle of
the light to the viewer, the opaque pigments--black, white,
blue--either appear embedded into the gold field or begin to move
off/away from the background. It's a truly mesmerizing effect!
concave sides of the piece are a product of high-temperature annealing,
which I can achieve in my kitchen oven, rather than outside, under the
sun. This higher temperature allows for a greater degree of reforming
of the polymer molecules, ergo one-directional shrinkage. I really
like the extra "tension" this produces!