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Hi Leslie, You have developed a very interesting technique. It enables you to make endless varieties in shapes and colors. I can see you working with interior designers for resorts, hotels, restaurants to present sets of works fitting a specific (colors, shapes) environment. The often dynamic images can breathe life into a sterile or boring room.
This is the title I have given the unique process I have developed over a number of years. It all started by accident when I spilt some paint in a bowl of water. Out of curiousity I watched to see what would happen. Intrigued by the movement that occurred I decided to investigate this phenomenon further.
Different paints reacted differently to water. They also reacted differently when on wet fabrics. The next step was to use different paint bases together and observe the reactions. Very quickly I realized that an activator was required to generate a reaction. Over time I found that different activators were required for the many different combinations of paint bases I was using.
All these liquid activators are non-toxic, environment friendly, and quite harmless. Moving further in the operation I started using towers (layers) of different papers combined with fabrics. Each layer would have a different activator. Then a combination of paints would be added to the top layer. After a period of time photographs would be taken of each layer. The results varied from each layer to another.
Adding different paints directly to a liquid activator develops interactions over time. Eventually movement ceases after it reaches its peak and it will dissipate, so it is important to keep a photographic record of what happens, and what becomes the final development. On paper or fabric, the image remains wet for months and when it dries it has a fraction of quality it had earlier. So once again the only lasting record are photographs over a period of time capturing the moments.