Turquoise on Black Abstract Cards (8 September 2009)
The lovely jade green card I've used to mount these panels compliments the extruded clay perfectly! Having the black clay as the background colour really makes the strands stand out. I have only varnished the background, which also helps to emphasise the contrast.
These three panels were created by laying several strands of clay on black, and then cutting them into three panels. Turning the middle panel on its side breaks up the lines and creates an interesting hiatus to the flow.
I am very fond of the stylised hearts, with the constrasting colour to create a 3-D effect. And because each strand is laid on by hand, no two hearts are the same, and the scope for variation with colour is endless.