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chipping away

Meghan Harcar1 Comment

The artist Karin Waskiewicz creates her pieces by layering acrylic paint on a wooden panel, allowing the layers to dry and then chipping or carving away at the layers. The result is these beautiful and intricate three-dimensional pieces that almost look topographical.  There is also a certain element of chance in these pieces.  While she chooses the colors to include, she can't predict ahead of time how each piece will come together as the effect of the work changes as each different layer is revealed. When I first saw these pieces without reading their description, I couldn't figure out how she achieved this effect, and then after reading about them, it was one of those, "Wow, that is brilliant" moments. I love how textured and detailed they are, and just the idea of chipping through and revealing different layers is really appealing. Layering is something I have been experimenting with more in my own work, so these really hit home for me. What do you think?

 "Landscape in Flight" 

"Landscape in Flight" 

  "Deep Blue"

 "Deep Blue"

 Growth/Decay

Growth/Decay

 Growth/Decay detail

Growth/Decay detail

  "Reflective Mound"

 "Reflective Mound"

  "Reflective Mound" detail

 "Reflective Mound" detail

  "Rolling Hills"

 "Rolling Hills"

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Artist's website here