Gathering is an original 3-dimensional/ sculptural piece of original abstract art. It explores the connections we form together in our communities by gathering together. The colors blue and purple bring calmness to our gatherings, our places of forming community.
Gathering is 15 x 12 x 2 inches and is created with hand cut pieces of yupo paper painted with alcohol inks and hand assembled with love in a shadow box. Check out the detailed shots to get an idea of depth and 3-dimensional / sculptural effect.
To make this style of art, I start off creating my alcohol ink abstracts on yupo paper, just like I always do. I then carve out holes and burn the edges using a soldering iron - a tool that has been in my house since my early engineering days. I then arrange these pieces to form exquisite patterns, play with light and shadow to convey messages of community and collaboration through my art.