What I'm working on now has become a meditative process. Moving intuitively from the center outwards, I set up one simple rule, to form a border, in grey scale, around each piece. Beyond that, I'm enjoying making choices piece by piece. With minimal cutting, the chunks remain, for the most part, in their organic form, juxtaposed with the very regular straight lines of the manufactured border tiles.
The idea for this piece came as a direct outgrowth of the series of small works I created just before starting this work. See - Etude series
The predominant material is home-made "rocks", which I created a couple years ago, with variously tinted mortars. Once they are fully cured, I cut them with a hammer & hardie into smaller workable pieces. For the most part I am using the riven edges, which exposes the color & provides textural interest.
Want to learn how to create your own mortar tesserae?
I suggest you check out Julie Sperling's online course.
A bit more explanation, show & tell, directly from my work table.
Apologies for the clunkiness of my video editing, as I attempt to climb that learning curve!
& a little peak at that transition beginning...
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