|Award-winning amoeba art!|
For a couple of years now, I've been pondering what to do with a roll of rice paper that Grandma Bowser gifted to me before her death. I often imagine her watercolors swirling on the paper's surface, leaving behind shapes of leaves, stems, and flowers.
|Granny's "vintage" Unryu paper|
|Spitballs before baking|
|Spitballs after baking|
The first agglutinated shell I made was destined to be donated to the Lake George Arts Project's "Black Velvet Art" fundraiser party. This organization hosted several of our art/science collaborative exhibitions in the past (Snails and Trails, Raising the Fleet) and I owed them a piece of amoeba art. The shell was mounted on a piece of granny's paper soaked in India ink. The shell aperture was fashioned from a piece of black velvet. (I resisted the temptation to paint a fluorescent Elvis in there.)
|Amoeba shell on blue rice paper|
|Silver gilded amoeba|
|I thought it looked better painted black|
Lots of mistakes - some of them worth repeating with paper.