SIMPLIFY | I have been frustrated with the overworked bits in my recent paintings. It is not impossible, but it is a little more difficult to unring that bell. As an antidote, I decided to explore simple washes of color. It was an exploration in simplicity to see how much emotion I could evoke with light washes of color. Painting without a definite plan always helps me recover a bit of freedom.
Marmo carta 👑
It takes incredibly lot of time for original marble to be created - by the unique combination of chemical processes and specific soils.
Also great pressure of the Earth and its layers is needed!
Then there were, and also luckily there are true artists, who have been creating stunning sculptures from this unique material.
Everyone must be aware of famous location, where marble in great quality can be found - famous Carrara.
In Lombardy, you can find truly interesting examples of artworks from marble: statues, decorative pieces set into architecture, or into unique interiors of palaces. 'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.' Michelangelo
I have created workshop, that enables participants to get in touch with the visual quality of marble - but redoing it in much more simple. yet entertaying way (as by now we cannot make workshop that will have duration 10,000 years and don' t have the force of Mother Earth, yet!)
It is possible to pick your own colors and shape your marble pattern.
To get proper inspiration, you can take a look at great selection of patterns of Venetian or Florentine Marble Paper, or to observe its usage on vintage books or decorative paper boxes.
We were able to create nice marble paper pieces, which were then reused to create custom books, journals, postcards.
I enjoyed so much seeing happy participants creating something, they first considered to be impossible to do. That is setting free. .