African mask

African Mask

Indian ink sgraffito over white wax crayon

This was an experimental piece I did in 2005. I wanted to try scratching back (sgraffito) through a layer of indian ink painted over white wax crayon scribbled fairly heavily over lightly textured paper, the theory being that the ink would seep through the wax in some places and give me a rough, broken line when I scraped back through it. It worked quite well, but for one reason or another I didn't proceed with the experiment — I'd liked to have tried it out on a variety of surfaces. Maybe some day.