I’ve been rushing a little bit because of my impending operation and stay in hospital – trying to think up new ways of presenting my symbol. I began experimenting with oil based crayon. I had a large piece of paper and squared it off and then began drawing.
However I purchased some LED lights and a deep framed box and fixed the lights into the box to light it from behind, but the result was awful. The lights were not powerful enough to provide a dispersed light across the image.
So I either needed to get a deeper frame and use a larger light or dispense with the light. So when I framed the image behind glass it looked much better and didn’t need a really strong light behind it.
Indeed the image worked really well when seen as part of the set.
I think this set is complete. I can’t think of any further renditions that would add to it. As it is, I hope the set takes people from the conventional symbol through to the personal and offers five very different renderings of the image where textures, finish and scale all offer a different evocation. (But you really need to see these pictures up close to get the sense of them –photos just don’t do it.
I’m finished on this bit of the project.