My 3rd place win at Archway Gallery’s show inspired me to create more pieces that spun an image round and round (like a record, baby).
My next piece, Red wine guilloche, took the spinning to the extreme: twelve image layers with two encaustic medium layers between each. Atop that I etched out a string art effect and colored using oil stick. This is also my first piece successfully using color image transfers vs black & white.
Getting back to my New Orleans-ish flourish themes, I next made Tchoupitoulas, just four multi-color image transfer layers. For this I managed just a single encaustic layer between each, giving a subtle transparency between layers.
Spin the bottle is a variation on the earlier red wine piece, with eight image layers separated with single encaustic layers. I was really happy with the result of this and here my black float frame really makes this piece pop. I have gotten several reactions that people first think it is a red flower until they recognize the wine bottle and glass.
Finally, Girando el muerto (spinning the dead) is a nod to the approaching Dia de los Muertos.
All of these pieces are on exhibit at Heights Art Studio & Gallery through early December.