During my last art workshop in Santa Fe, I learned a technique that everyone in the class came to refer to as “transparentized” the paper. Of course we all decided that it was made up word in the class. It is the process of taking your paper and adding beeswax to create a transparent appearance. So everyone started calling it transparatizing, as in “I finished my monoprint but now I want to transparentize it…” So it was the on going word that we keep using, but always thinking that the word was just created by use in the workshop. It became one of my favorite techniques. So last week will visiting my hometown of NYC, I went to MOMA and there was my word. William De Kooning has a work on display and the info card reads “transparentized”. So of course I took a picture (not of the artwork, just the card on the wall). So the word really does exist
this word really does exist
by AJ Grossman | Jun 1, 2008 | art | 2 comments
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I love that you found that word. And that you took a picture of the card instead of the work. How funny.
The website looks cool…the ones with the blue in the works on paper section are just beautiful.
Thanks Karen for the compliments on my website. Still a work in progress