I created this page for Tracey’s prompt over on Cafe Dell Arte, her prompt this week was to use or be inspired by the following quote:
Silence gives us a new perspective – Blessed Mother Teresa
This prompt really made me think, I was unsure how to approach this prompt because being deaf I don’t find the same peace and serenity that most people find in silence, instead I see silence as a big black void of nothingness, a silence so loud it literally screams and pierces your core. I decided to do a page to represent this but I was stuck as to how I would convey this in my page.
I had a look through my stash of pictures Id cut out from magazines and found a picture of a young girl having a temper tantrum which to me represented exactly how silence made me feel and knew I just had to use it on my page.
I painted my journal page with black gesso, then glued on the girl picture:
Next I added some words which I also gesso-ed using my die cut letters: The Silence Screams In Darkness
Then finally once it was dry I outlined the words using a white gelly roll gel ink pen:
I decided it leave it like this as I wanted it to make a powerful statement without distracting from it and I wanted the black to overpower the page.
Obligatory Close Up Shot: