L’Électrisation du Nuage
L’Électrisation du Nuage is a one-of-a-kind woodburned silk screen and relief print with collage and painting on silver-gilded mulberry paper on panel.
L’Électrisation du Nuage is built of strata of different media:
- The first layer is the background, a silver-gilded relief print glued to the panel.
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The Parlour Games Series is about testing the limits of what is acceptable in art we bring into our homes with color, with the degree of chaos in design, and with the subject matter–lichens.
L’Électrisation du Nuage means electrification of clouds in French and refers to the collision of water droplets and ice crystals in the formation of cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) clouds.
The arrangement of the lichens in this piece makes me think of growing towers of storm clouds. The crackling energy I feel just before the storm is represented in the shimmer of its metallic hues.
I associate L’Électrisation du Nuage with violent summer storms, the type that grow slowly, letting you know that there will be a break in the heat and humidity by the afternoon.
That charged atmosphere, that potential for violence is something I want to bring into our home nests. It’s too easy to isolate ourselves from Nature’s might, and to forget that she will always balance our careless actions, sometimes through brutal means.