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Medium: masking tape in 7 colors
When I saw the colored masking tape in the store, I couldn't resist creating a picture with it. This is the first such piece, though I hope to create several more. A simple design with a still life, it also has a brilliant red border that is cut off because my scanner wasn't large enough. It provides a fun challenge, with an extremely restricted choice of colors, and a practical limitation on how small the pieces of tape can be. There's a strong tendency to produce long thick shapes, rather than small chunks, and I try to capitalize on that here. I also layer the tape to give thickness to the pot and the flowers -- this piece is in 3 dimensions, so the 2-dimensional photo leaves something out.