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Soul Windows

Jessica Cooper's avatar Jessica Cooper

I think of this series of work as a play on the phrase “eyes are the windows to the soul”. I have always been fascinated by the eyes and how much they can reveal about a person. Just the slightest glance from a person can give you a glimpse into what they are feeling or even thinking and I really wanted to emphasis that in my work. I drew inspiration from my own sketches; I have numerous sketchbooks filled with various eye drawings and really wanted to incorporate them in my work. I wanted there to be a sort of magical, dream-like quality to this series so I knew the prints would have to be mixed media. This series was first created by doing a magenta gum print layer of cloud imagery. I then turned some of my sketches into negatives and printed them in cyanotype over the gum layer. To achieve the dreamy look I wanted, I then used a variety of medium to hand color my prints. I finished off the prints by doing a border of gold leaf around each of them.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Width: 31 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 40 inches