The amazing and talented Alicia, from Altered Bits has created a new eZine with the theme of Black and White. I was lucky enough to submit and have accepted my first work in this edition which you can see here. You can also see a preview copy of this super eZine in yudu.com here.
Here is my finished work.
This is the cover of the Altered Bits Zine.
The request for submissions was for a black and white work, which could include all shades of gray in between, and could be an artwork in any type of artistic medium. I chose to create a mixed media piece, with the central theme involving time, synchronicity and butterflies to represent a free flowing energy that encircles me. With clock in my work is fixed at 11:11. My mom died on November 11, 2004, and ever since then, I see 11:11 all the time.
Within this work, which I've titled "Lost and Found", I've included a mah-jong chip and dice that were my mom's.
A central focus of my artwork includes the line "The Only Thing Black and White in Life are the Colors Black and White".
This represents my philosophy of living - with flexibilty, ability to change, freedom for self direction and to move from one idea to another, aways open to life's infinite possibilites.
It measures 19" by 13" and is constructed of heavy watercolor paper matted on cardboard backing, acrylic paints, a piece of a folding antique ruler, sections of musical notes, clock hands, and a mirror box identifying the reflections we "see" in life - all open to interpretation. A tiny replica of a poetry journal was made from the metal component of an old floppy disk.