Lots of pictures and not so many words today as I begin to explore ideas for my MA practice.
Continuing from my initial ideas, I cut more leaves...
gradually expanding the cut sections
to create a lace like structure.
I notice the shadows.
And play with the light to create a lace shadow.
I cut more... and used them as a stencil to print patterns in my sketchbook.
And then used a photocopy of the resulting print as a template to cut out some lacy pages
And loved the way they looked when only partially cut.
And loved them even more as I pulled apart the layers and could see through the holes to the layers underneath.... revealing and concealing.
And thought about the possibilities of this on a larger scale.
I sprayed one of the pages black and liked the way it looked when positioned slightly out of register with the white page. Again, seeing through to layers beneath.
And even the newspaper that was protecting the floor becomes interesting with partially revealed text.
Meanwhile, the original leaf has started to dry out and curl up, creating more possibilities.
So many ideas, so many starting points, I'm not sure where to go next.