Friday, October 11, 2013

There is ‘A Time for Everything …’

'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch ©2013

Once upon a time …

… an older compositional work went through several metamorphic art technique processes in order to be transformed. The original inspired cubist-influence image was reproduced onto a black tonal copier film transparency. This was then used to create a photographic screen-print stencil form via a light exposure technique. It’s owner, once happy with a satisfactory screen image result (i.e. not too thick, not too thin so the fine newsprint text would print OK ~ this took a couple of time consuming and costly efforts BTW), then began to experiment with direct hands-on screen-printing the photographic stencil image, onto various selected paper and fabric surfaces.

Still-Life Cointreau on Shoebox Paper is a ‘unique state’ image, screen-printed with black water-based screen-printing ink onto an irregular sheet of recycled paper. The paper's former state was once scrunched up but now flattened out, wrinkles and all.  It is a natural organic type of textured light tissue paper, found in owner's acquired shoe boxes at the time.

This newly transformed composition pulls the work even further toward it’s Cubist intent.
  • “The Cubist painters rejected the inherited concept that art should copy nature, or that they should adopt the traditional techniques of perspective, modeling, and foreshortening. They wanted instead to emphasize the two-dimensionality of the canvas. So they reduced and fractured objects into geometric forms, and then realigned these within a shallow, relief-like space. They also used multiple or contrasting vantage points.” ~ Cubism (
  • “In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.3” ~ Cubism, From Wikipedia

There is ‘a time for everything …’
This work has never appeared before in the public arena until this month – October, 2013. After another minor transformation for it's presentation, i.e. mounted onto a 16″ × 12″ canvas for hanging, the work has made it’s debut at the Cairns Regional Gallery. It is being exhibited and is for sale (via the silent bidding process), as part of their Annual Fundraising event ~ ‘The Affordable Art Auction’ 4 – 18 October, 2013.

'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by 

 Mounted print with border |Redbubble

'Cointreau' Still-Life on Shoebox Paper by 

   Framed Print |Redbubble

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