Friday, April 15, 2011

20,000 Crushes Under the Sea . . .

fresco secco and silver leaf, 36 x 26 inches

photos above by John Simoudis

In this series, Indigo, I chose the deep and ancient blue as the backdrop for my archipelago images. This color  has a rich history as an organic compound which which was prized in ancient civilizations as a dye used in  textiles and printing dating back from India and  Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In this series I have also introduced the use of genuine silver leaf, 23 k Italian gold leaf, and French India inks.

photo by Kate Cordsen taken in Melissa’s studio

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