Kelly’s Petals (I) Collograph Oil, pencil on paper 18” x 24” 2006
Kelly's Petals 1
This collograph was made using real rose petals, and parts of plants. Materials were lacquered onto the surface, then modge podged and allowed to dry. Plates were rubbed with oils, then run through an etching press onto high quality watercolor paper. Dry prints were then worked into useing colored pencils to highlight and emphasize details and individualize each print. The piece speaks about the loss of beauty through illness and death. But a growing beauty in the spiritual realm as through the giving up of self.