Fraction is a collaboration work with my son. In their maths period they study fractions, so how can it be better practiced than through art (well what can you expect from an artist-mother)… So that’s my “educational” piece:
It started out on a canvas, that I printed with yellow iron oxide. I had an orange-white print made with Jaime Echt’s cosmic swirl stencil on rice paper:
Sorry for the different quality, but the canvas is a photo, and the swirl is a scan, but that’s the original used. So we were cutting it up to practice how is it possible to divide a rectangle, and than we played on the original yellow print to arrange the pieces. The rice paper nicely melted on the canvas with the Golden extra heavy gel (matte).
I painted the lines and the numbers to emphasis the fact that we are talking about fractions!
Then we had a pancake break, so much fun to have my son around when I create, let’s say sweet fun! Of course we had to play with the pancakes as well and cut them in fractions, sorry I didn’t picture it, believe me it was more messy then my table after gelli printing (hehe…)
By the way it gave me another idea, I pulled out Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s shattered circles stencil and tadah…
Doesn’t they look like fractured pancakes? Just use your imagination! I cut the shattered pancakes (sorry Julie) and there they went on different spots. Finally I closed my circle fraction in with wire. The wire swirls came on the full ones for my son’s request.
So that’s the short story of Fraction mixed media gelli print on canvas. Hope you enjoyed, because we had a lot of fun.