Saturday, October 21, 2006

...and thereby hangs a tale.




This is a spread for a travelling art journal in the Paper Traders group. The theme was "something old". I chose a passage from As You Like It:
'Tis but an hour ago since it was nine,
And after one hour more 'twill be eleven;
And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe,
And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale.'

The background paper that I started with looked like stone tiles. After much ado about how to arrange a composition around the blocked areas I decided to go with it instead of fight it. So I treated each block as a separate area and created a "sampler" of techniques, objects and images. The Shakespearean text is layered between two thin slices of mica like a sandwich.

1 comment:

Colourguru said...

lovely Charlene, as usual, your talent for content composition glows from the pages! Fantastic work, xk