L’Électrisation du Nuage

L'Électrisation du Nuage by Heather Page, woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 11 13/16 inches x 11 13/16 inches x 2 inches

Title: L’Électrisation du Nuage
Media: Woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel
Size: 11 13/16”h x 11 13/16”w x 2”d
Edition: 1/1
 
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detail views

L'Électrisation du Nuage by Heather Page, detail image 1, woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 11 13/16 inches x 11 13/16 inches x 2 inches
L'Électrisation du Nuage by Heather Page, detail image 2, woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 11 13/16 inches x 11 13/16 inches x 2 inches
L'Électrisation du Nuage by Heather Page, detail image 3, woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 11 13/16 inches x 11 13/16 inches x 2 inches
L'Électrisation du Nuage by Heather Page, edge view, woodburning, collage, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 11 13/16 inches x 11 13/16 inches x 2 inches

process

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 in progress by Heather Page, silk screen, and relief print on silver-gilded paper on panel, 12 inches x 12 inches x 2 inches
L’Électrisation du Nuage is built of strata of different media:
  1. The first layer is the background, a silver-gilded relief print glued to the panel.
  2. The second layer is a swirl of silk-screened lichens and drips in a variety of reds, with a little white and turquoise
  3. The third layer is a collage of digitally-printed lichens
  4. Which I then wood burned in the fourth layer
  5. And painted in the fifth layer.

edition

This is a one-of-a-kind print, also known as a monoprint.

 
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story

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.