acrylic ink texture printing, acrylics, collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″
reaching for the sun
casting it like a discus
he is both bound and bound-less
the child of volcanic eruption
all fire and molten rock
yet he is the lightest of fibers
fine filaments that fit between the tightest boulders
move them ever so slowly over eons
while we think, in our heavy footed earthen way
that the shape of things now has always been
we worship the god Mercury for his speed
misjudging the movement of time
thinking it can be held in a human hand
One of my favorite themes – the human body bound and yet transcendent. This theme of volcanic eruption clearly precipitated by my recent stay in Lasson Volcanic National Park.
The technique is a simple print making one using plastic wrap coated with ink for the transfer.