There is a certain joyous playfulness in the sculptures of artist Tasha Lewis (previously), who is currently exhibiting her latest works in her solo show, “Moments of Thaw,” at the Harrison Center in Indianapolis.
Though her sculptures look like taxidermied animals at first glance, each piece is actually crafted out of paper, tape and recycled materials, which are held together by powerful magnets. She once gets the form of the animal right, she covers the body with a “skin” of fabric cyanotype images, which have been hand-sewn to one another. Every part of the covering is a photograph made from a digital negative, and some skins are a collage of over 15 different images.
The exhibit will be on view till January 25, 2013 at the Harrison Center.
Visit her site for more details.
22nd January 2013.
I created my first ever Cyanotype today! It is such a fun thing to do, it requires minimal effort and this type of photographic process is around 150 years old.
I created my negative from a digital photograph (inverted it via Photoshop and then printed it onto Assotate) and using UV Light to expose my image for a certain period of time, I was left with this.
In such a fantastic mood. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this this afternoon!