Backgrounds, again

Bromilliad_400wmThis stunning bromeliad blossom was a very exciting find. I knew the colors and textures would translate well with my process. I designed A Burst Of Bromeliad without a border and created shading to have  the piece appear to float directly on top of the paper.

Move forward a couple of years, I am now printing my work as dye infused metal prints and I felt that it was not a good base for a print without some kind of background. So I created a version with a border, but kept the white background.

But why stop there? I decided to try a third version, this time using a repeating design for the background. I find it fascinating that the same artwork can look so much different when put in a different environment. Which is your favorite?

Motif for printing on paper
Motif for printing on paper
Green border with white float
Green border with white float
Lavender border with fabric float
Lavender border with fabric float

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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