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Shawn Marie Hardy

Eugene, OR USA

NFS - Pondering The Ghosts Of Memory


Art: NFS - Pondering The Ghosts Of Memory by Artist Shawn Marie Hardy
I wanted this piece to have a dreamlike quality to it. When I was a kid we were told stories that we were the characters in. We would dig a hole and fall into the inner earth and have adventures there in places like Pillowland (where we would land after the fall), Stickpeopleville, and Mugwumpland. That is why this piece has both a flat appearance, that goes into more of a dimensional view. This piece is based on those stories, and memories of childhood.

There is a lot of movement and shifting of color in this piece that you can't see in the photos. Thanks to the hologram game pieces, which make it appear as if you're looking through the painting into another dimension. And Golden brand interference colors make the colors change depending on where you are standing in relation to the light reflecting off of them. For instance, the sun in the circle looks orange when you look straight on, but I put a layer of interference blue over it, which gives it a hologram effect when you move to the right or left. The light's reflection off the interference paint adds so much movement and shimmer.

That's a real game spinner there in the center of that circle, and in the center is a real ruby. The big flowers are made with Golden self-leveling gel, which I tinted, and poured into a silicone candy mold. It takes layers to get them right, and they take a long time to firm up. But they're FUN!

Detail Images


Detail Image for art NFS - Pondering The Ghosts Of Memory

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Detail Image for art NFS - Pondering The Ghosts Of Memory

Game Spinner with Ruby

Detail Image for art NFS - Pondering The Ghosts Of Memory

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