Monday, March 12, 2012

New Art O Mat Reiki-Inspired Designs

Art-O-Mat, also known as Artists in Cellophane finally gave me the thumbs up on some new designs. I hand silkscreened my designs on commercial batik fabric. [I print with thermofax screens that Lynn Krawczyk, aka Fibra Artysta, makes from designs I send her.]
The one that looks like a musical note is the reiki energy symbol, which is in gold on a purple batik. Purple is the healing color in reiki, so it seemed an appropriate color combination. The others samples are made from my own squiggly designs: a leaf with a spiral inside it in two colors--black on red and gold on purple, and a floral shape in black on red. Red is the color of the root chakra, so that seemed like a good choice in addition to the purple.
Why the black and gold paint? The gold on purple seemed magical...and black was the only color that really showed up well on top of the red batik.
Art-O-Mat vending machines are all over the country. They take vintage cigarette machines and re-tool them to vend small pieces of affordable art. It is a great way for artists to get their work out into the world. I like the idea of making art that anyone can afford, not just big collectors with megabucks. Not that I would mind if some big collector with megabucks was interested in collecting my bigger pieces...

3 comments:

Took said...

Oooh -- these are wonderful!

Edzellinni said...

Thank you Took :-) I kind of 'fell through the cracks' at art o mat...was waiting months for approval, finally got the okay. Now if I can only find the batik fabric...

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Cool idea with those art o mats!