Today as I walked back to Frauenstrasse 18 from the Odeonsplatz Installation Window, I passed by this shattered window and decided I wanted to take some photos. As a self portrait, this shot is really a self portrait of my phone.
I positioned myself in the middle and decided I would use this shot for my encaustic photo/mixed media art pieces.
I took the center of the shot and deleted the content and then created a second layer so that when I coat the photograph with encaustic, the second photo will be able to “shine” through the lighter image.
Since I’m printing these pieces in a larger size, I’m not sure if it will work with encaustic so I ordered a print with the middle white so I could draw in my shattered soul.
After capturing the image of myself in the shot, I decided I wanted to capture other people in the shattered window. I took a few shots which have a very aggressive feeling (stabbing people in the back) and then I captured this man walking my way and I felt a jolt of happiness. He is looking at me and the glass is piercing him. With my composition, I’ve pierced his heart.
and so now, I have the inspiration for the February installation at Odeonsplatz which will once again be some variety of large scale drawings and video but I think I will use the A2 format if the light frame/printing/encaustic works out.
If you would like to be creative with us, our next 14 day challenge begins on Monday.