Invisible Blues

Haley Joseph's avatar Haley Joseph Vote Code: 66282

This mixed media piece includes watercolor, handcrafted papers and invisible ink. It has a texture that inspires under natural light; with the blacklight a new invisible world appears. I find that nothing quite turns an adult into a kid again like invisible ink! It feels like a treasure hunt. I created this piece by layering watercolors, ink crystals, silk from saris, and invisible ink. I removed the silk as the piece dried to uncover a hidden sea. This piece is full of deep, rich colors and open spaces. There are hints of shimmer. I can see my own journey represented here and my draw to the water, namely Lake Michigan, where I go often to dip my toes in the healing waves.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Mixed Media: watercolor, invisible ink, handmade paper
  • Width: 23 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 31 inches