part of a new series “for the love of literature”, “ka-tet” has been such a long time coming. based on one of my favorite literary journeys, the “dark tower series” by steven king, this peice is so personally and beautifully layered. the tower is built from pages taken from my much loved, noted and marked up paper back copy of “the waste lands”, book 3 of the series. the pages are stained in water color, graffitied in ink (by my 8 year old son) with favorite quotes from the literary masterpiece. the tower was then adhered and knotted to the canvas using faux leather straps. more favorite quotes are highlighted at different levels of the tower. the beloved and ever important rose is quilled using strips made also of pages from the “waste lands” treated with oil pastel, then adhered and stitched to the canvas. the stem, a sanded stick, is also tied to the canvas. please feel free to visit my website to read more about the meaning, the “why”, behind this piece.
- Art form: 2-D
- Depth: 1” gallery manufacturer stretched canvas
- Medium: Oil, paper, pastel, watercolor, ink, wood, faux holster leather.
- Width: 24”
- Year created: 2021
- Height: 48”