Monday, 5 October 2009

Art Monday: Sowing seeds and fossils

This is a multi-media drawing project about York University's landscape. Once, southern Ontario was underwater. Many marine fossils can be found here, such as ammonites. More recently, the land was used for farming. Here, I am showing flax, a favourite of mine due to its use in oil painting.

This is
Sowing seeds and fossils.
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It is constructed out of beechwood panels,
a piece of shale, various pumice mediums,
with acrylic matte medium transfers of the drawings,
chalk pastel, graphite and charcoal,

mylar and india ink,
.3mm mechanical pencil with HB lead on vellum-finish bristol,

with notes from scientific documents,

and notes from my sketchbook.

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7 comments:

Peter Bond said...

Wow! This is so cool! I certainly didn't expect the final piece to be so three dimensional and tactile. Reminds me of Haldane's Puzzle for it's transformational aspects. Great work!

Traumador said...

i love it!

the add and remove field notes give it a very intellegent and antiquated feel. it is ancient knowledge, but yet new to us again.

aka it is indiana jones in art form :P

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Peter!

"indiana jones in art form" - I like that. Thanks Traumador!

Jason Thibeault said...

Jodi would love this. Come to think of it, so would I. It fits with the semi-Victorian-steampunkish aesthetic we're going for in decorating the house.

Glendon Mellow said...

I like the term "evopunk" that Sean Craven once used.

Perhaps you're right, Jason. I should be an interior decorator.

I may sneak some prints of this into this year's calendar when it launches, though it won't have that lovely wooden base.

Two Flights Down said...

These are amazing!

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks, Two Flights Down! Lots of fun (and panic) to make.

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