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Cayce Zavaglia (1971) creates realistic impressions of people are executed using crewel embroidery wool, for which over time she has created a system
of sewing threads in a sequence that gives the appearance of a particular color or tone – her method of ‘mixing’ colors. Each piece is hand embroidery and in total Cayce Zavaglia has a developed 14 portraits so far.
The watercolor painting can be difficult at first. It is only with time and lots of practice that one becomes confident enough to paint better. Never become discouraged from your mistakes or lack of progress.
Learn how to apply a flat even wash, a wash from light to dark, and one from dark to light. It is only through much practice that you will learn how to control various washes. Try tilting the board while doing a graded wash. These are some basic watercolor techniques that beginners should perfect to build up on more complex techniques. Blend one color, while it is still wet, into another, then add a third color to the mixture.
Against a backdrop of post-war reconstruction and social change, a group of young artists, writers and architects met to pool their ideas at the Institute of contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Formed in 1951 and known as the International Group (IG), they introduced the world to a new kind of art that was stimlated by popular culture – films, comics, advertising, science-fiction and pop music were key inspirations.
“I started making assemblage artworks of this type in 1999. The artworks are made entirely out of collected junk, found objects, and general trash. I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. I was interested in communicating through visual representation in apparent 2-dimensional space and through the actual objects used for the medium in 3-dimensional space. It is very important to me that I incorporate the actual objects into the art as opposed to a picture or rendition of it because it better expresses the intention of the artwork. I feel the junk is more powerful being present. It is an actual thing to be reckoned with that existed in this time and place and carries energy in and of itself.”