On a ‘grab and do’ day I completed this fabric piece that had been in limbo for months. I’d had in mind to do something with keys and I had that fabulous metallic gold paint that is aging (also!).
The sticky paint on the slick surface of the keys made a sort of ghostly image. Undefined is often more intriguing than crisp and clear. I like how the keys seem to float in a dark, infinite space. (Infinite space of indecision!) The center band of gold was done by
brushing paint on a piece of foam and pressing over the keys. I then printed the key in the void. (I didn’t even worry about getting it in the middle.)
After the gold, it seemed still not quite right. I brushed on a thin wash of black textile paint, also spraying with water to disperse and blend.
I don’t recall what it started out to be but I think it finally turned into something worthwhile. Sort of like people – never give up, that’s the key!
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