the face of a hawk

2 Nov

I transformed another forgotten hardback book into a work of art by selecting a found poem that reads “aggressive, headstrong and precarious: the face of a hawk.” These words then inspired the imagery which was made by using a mix of acrylics, watercolour, etching, ink, red-gold leaf and faux-brass photo corners. This blog post, from earlier this week, has a photo of what the book looked like before all of my alterations, and here are a few process shots below. It feels good to complete another altered book piece for my upcoming booth at OOAK Vancouver in December! More to come this month…

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6 Responses to “the face of a hawk”

  1. Anna Jane Searle 02/11/2011 at 17:09 #

    This is great Jess. I love the texture you made on the page. Have you ever heard of the Merlin Hawk? Its the smallest of the Hawk Family.

  2. aisforanika 02/11/2011 at 19:29 #

    Love this! Once again the image & poem compliment each other perfectly. Great work!

  3. shelbyisrad 03/11/2011 at 08:36 #

    Soo perfect!!!!

  4. Jeannine | SaylorMade 03/11/2011 at 08:42 #

    I love to see progress shots! Did you put gold leaf on it?

    • naturesmyfriend 03/11/2011 at 08:45 #

      yes its a special gold leaf called red leaf! it has a sort of red tye-dye pattern through it. If you look close as the ‘gold’ spots you can see it has some color running through it, You can see a full red leaf sheet in the top right corner of the progress photos.

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