After forecast heavy rain for next couple days (always welcome as is so rare) spent morning preparing. Choosing wood to split, seeking out pieces with best cracks, lend themselves to splitting. Olive wood been seasoning years, since pruning trees heavily to re-cultivate farm. Now have few days wood for heating. Smell always gets me... freshly split olive and pine emit intense odour, comforting.
Eye liner crack drawing....
After this drawing, I decided to do some quick experiments with taped cracks..Again, playing using something that is meant to heal as a device to create something broken in appearance
Trapped by the image*
the perfection of it*
it stunts me*
nothing I do will ever compete with what already exists*
this quest, this following, this religion*
my drawings' ashes are waiting for me*
they haunt me*
what to do with them*
the next step*
start over again*
* Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return
Today, in reference to sarah's drawings of cracks, I've been doing some drawings of cracks in makeup. Ive been playing with the functionality of make up. As something that is used to disguise blemishes and imperfections, I have adopted it to create and draw crack like drawings....
Before picture...the wall was dull..lifeless..look at that weather damaged skin...
After picture..Unrecognisable...gorge, glam, so youthful! Wow!Watch my tutorials in the previous posts to see how I did it. If you follow my steps, you can achieve the same results at home.
https://youtu.be/KWZGcV4dK70 (concrete makeover-part 1)
https://youtu.be/pP2IzZd-MWM (concrete makeover-part 2)
1 oz Ash
1 oz Distilled Water
1 drop White Vinegar
Filter the Ashes to remove all debris left from the fire (including any matchsticks)
Mix Ash with Distilled Water
Add Vinegar and mix well
Keep in sealed glass jar until required...
I recommend this clumpy cakey foundation from Poundland. It gives great coverage and as it says on it's tube, it is Gorgeous Flawless. I couldn't 'make up' my mind on one product. Hence, I also used two bargain bin pressed powder products from Primark too. Together, these products combined will make your wall will feel like a princess.
I took the drawings out on to the land today and set fire to them... ruining them, destroying the work I have produced so far on the Block Chain project. I have saved the ashes in a jar and want to use them somehow to progress this further. I documented the process and the resulting imagery offers beauty and perfection out of my control. As the flames engulf the drawings, the mundane A4 paper becomes a silky, sensuous material. Liberated by the non-existent artwork, there's no need to continue the quest for the perfect drawing on the golden section line. The ashes are beyond weightless.