"Sedia" is my newest chair. It was created with vintage ledger paper, a page from an old Chinese book, a tag from the dry cleaner (top left), some rik-rak, gesso, and a good ole Bic pen. Matt gave me the idea to draw the chair instead of collage it as I usually do. Good thinking Matt! I'm loving this piece! As my regular blog followers and Flickr friends know, my I do a ton of sketching in my Moleskine with a black Bic pen. I have been looking for a way to integrate my ink work into my collage and by George, I think I've got it!
I created this piece on a super fancy Ampersand 6" x 6" x 2" deep cradled hardboard. I am in love with this type of support. With some UVA/UVB spray, there is no need to frame. The 2" wooden box really pops it right off of the wall. Now I just need to sell some art so I can buy some more. At more than $11.00 these are quite expensive.
The title "Sedia" translates to "chair" in Italian. I'm attempting to learn some Italian for my trip to Italy this summer. I can't say that I've been as diligent about it as I've wanted to be. I just hope that when June comes along I can communicate enough to get myself out of the airport and into my hotel in Venice. I'm spending a good part of the first day alone, as Matt's flight from Bulgaria comes in later than mine.
Enough writing for now. I want to enjoy more of this beautiful almost spring day!