허윤미 Strikes Back

(Not too sure about dimensions but it’s slightly more narrow than A3), Acrylic and glue on Acrylic perspex.

허윤미

Remember this? After doing the sketch of her still wasn’t too satisfied since I thought the piece could be developed further. So I started off by doing a minimalistic trace around a blown-up version of the original piece so that the size is A3 since I thought a larger size would work better. The lines that radiate around her were included since I thought just having Yun-Mi on her own is compositionally too basic and will leave quite a lot of empty room in the piece.
wpid-wp-1415971280533.jpegI then traced the marks onto the acrylic perspex and started to paint with glue mixed with ink. The ‘aura’ around her was painted with just acrylic paint.
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A layer of acrylic paint was applied to the hair to give the hair a large variation of shades.

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Under light, we can see darker patches created by thicker blotches of paint, which nicely portray the flow of her hair.
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Because of the transparent property of the perspex, everything that is not covered by acrylic paint can be seen through. I plan to take advantage of this property to give it more texture so that it is more visually complex.
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When placed by a light source, it nicely projects the image onto a surface like a piece of stained glass.
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On the other side we can see physics in action – total internal reflection reflects a ‘ghostly’ image of Yun-Mi on the other side of the perspex, which I didn’t anticipate but glad that it can do that for it surprised me.

wpid-img_20141114_113228.jpgAs a final touch, I decided to use Julie Mehretu’s pieces (not too sure what it is called) as a background since it is visually textured and has lots going on which is ideal to fill up the empty void behind Yun-Mi.

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This is the final version.
wpid-wp-1415971320405.jpegI hoped you enjoyed it.

N.B. I don’t own Julie Mehretu’s pieces. They’re hers. Not mine.

 

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