Casting your net wide

casting your net wide

casting your net wide

This new piece I am working on is using the river and the net as its central theme, originally I used a red river which looked very dramatic, but felt its symbolism of blood may detract from its concept,  the red was show  rata stamens flowing downstream. The text which is layered on in oil stick reads, Casting…your net…wide. In this image I am just beginning work on the nets, the next image shows another days work with the first layer of net sticks laid down, and the river with another coat of milky white over painted ( i think I might need two or three coats to build up the density I am after)  The idea of a milk river is very appealing and Creamy, Milk being so nurturing, flowing and abundant.

1st layer of netting

1st layer of netting.At work on second layer of netting

detail of completed work.

detail of completed work.

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