Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My 6x8 Piece.

The finished piece...untitled for now.
Back in the early days of summer, i ran into my friend Petra at the Paper Place (one of my favourite shops here in toronto). We got to talking about making things and I explained how I was really getting into working with paper again and she recommended I enter the 6x8 Exhibition. The deal with this show is the Paper Place supplies you with one 6x8 piece of Etchu Hagaki 300g kozo paper and from there it's up to you to make something out of it. 

Detail of Wolfy Face.
I just put the finishing touches on my piece tonight, and will be handing it over tomorrow! I decided to build up from the paper, using it as my base and background.  I am fairly happy with the final results, though next time I might go a little more minimal.  Cutting out all the flower details was really time consuming, but very satisfying...but again I still need to work on my technique.  On the whole this was a great project.  I got to try a more detailed diorama and explore a whole new world of papers (all found on the shelves of the paper place!).  I can't wait to see what the other artists did, I saw one sneak peek here!
The grasslands.
Waiting on the night.
Eastbound.
before ink.
i love the pencil lines...but they didn't read as well from a far...but i may start working more in this medium.
More process work.
two of these little guys didn't make it into the piece...they will probably end up in an envelope or my journal.

6 comments:

RZY said...

rhya, that's so awesome! i love your dioramas... it's so much fun to see your work evolve. maybe next, we'll be seeing some stop motion animation from these dioramas???

xo
r!

Kye Sangha said...

Oh -so- wonderful! I love your work!

t a n y a said...

oh wow, Rhya. What a great idea to do the 6 x 8 piece. Amazing.

Mandy Crandell said...

So beautiful! Love the textures and repeating patterns.

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littlebirdbigcity said...

Oh cuuuute!! Really nice work!

SaylorMade said...

This is so sweet & imaginative. I love the layers, texture and the depth.