Haven’t done anything more on “truth” lately.
I’m still trying to finish my “time” piece; I was unhappy with the background (too much One Step Crackle in a particular spot looked milky and didn’t fit in with the rest), so I sanded it down and am trying again with different media. This time I painted it with a coffee bean acrylic undercoat, then a mixture of Golden Crackle Paste tinted with Jacquard metallic pewter. It’s been curing for the requisite three days (worked out perfectly since I came down with a head cold two days ago), so tomorrow I’ll take a look at it and see if that will work.
Truth still seems to me like something I’d like to have that is seen differently from different angles. Question is how best to achieve it? Put something in a box and have each box decorated differently–stained with alcohol inks, tissue paper, mesh, etc.? Should one be able to lift the box or top off to see what is really inside? I think the answer to that is yes. Now, what should I have in the box??
Oooh, wouldn’t it be neat to have something in the box that even when the walls are lifted away and the thing is revealed, you still can’t be sure exactly what it is? Now what could I come up with for that? Perhaps that’s something for another day when I have more expertise.
Now at least I have something I can go with–can get one of those square display cases at Michael’s to use and alter it as necessary. Just have to figure out what to do with the sides and top–that’s five things. Perhaps one should be opaque. What if have the top be opaque and the sides done with different palettes of alcohol ink? That’s at least a good place to begin.