Last week I talked about collecting found objects. There are times when I see things that I can not pick up and take with me though. Textures. I discover beautiful textures all around me and collect them the only way I know how, through the tiny lens on my phone. From intriguing fruit at the grocery store that I’ve never heard of before to an old dilapidated metal post.
When I can, I will use these textures in my artwork. Here is an example where I took a print of one of my texture photos and added it to a mixed media canvas. After stripping the paper backing I had a flexible plastic like piece of material that wrinkled slightly when I adhered it to o the painted canvas adding depth.
This 6″ x 6″ mixed media canvas is available in my Etsy shop here.
I love circles. They inspire me. Perfectly symmetrical circles or less perfect drawn by hand ellipses, all are beautiful, I am not biased. I love many things that are circles from polka dots, which make happy, to clocks that simply make me feel good. I have enjoyed clocks since I was a child. I believe my appreciation came from my grandfather who worked on clocks. The workmanship that went into building a clock intrigued me, all those gears working together in unison was amazing.
Last week I shared a part of my collection of found objects. I thought this week I would share one of my pieces involving found objects and my love for circles and clocks. I called it Time Travel. I used 2 very different found objects in this piece, an old disc from my grandmother’s meat grinder and a fan cover off an old cpu that my son and I chopped up for parts. These 2 items are decades apart in age and add to the time travel theme, though they both involve the wonderful circle.
The circle. It’s timeless. Never ending. Infinite.
This piece is currently for sale in my Etsy shop and can be found here: Time Travel 8 x 10
Hello there, my name is Jessica Salinas and I am a graphic designer by day and a mixed media artist by night and a wife and mother of 2 children in-between. I love graphic design and discovered it about 20 years ago in high school and very quickly made a career of it.
I have a passion for mixed media art using many recycled items that I pick up along my way that otherwise would be common trash. Bright, bold, expressive color on top of rich texture I believe is what my art is all about, especially texture. I love experimenting with all sorts of texture to the point where my paintings become almost like sculptures.
Please join me in my creative adventures as I learn and grow in my art.