Thursday, June 8, 2017

Auspicious Art

I'm back with another screen print and paper marbling mixed media design. The goal this time was to create a beautiful goddess. The Hindu Goddess Lakshmi to be precise.

Lakshmi Ebru
A sign of auspicious fortune!

The Goddess Lakshmi represents luck, wealth, and beauty. People look to Lakshmi to lead them to both material and spiritual prosperity.


Lakshmi Ebru

After making the screen print and ebru mixed media pieces I grabbed my stencils and spray paint and made some mixed media pieces of a different variety. I have been enjoying finding ways to include the new transparent spray paints into my art. Since Lakshmi is associated with wealth and gold I used my transparent yellow paint to enhance the design.

Lakshmi Ebru wood
marbled birch wood, mixed media

Lakshmi Ebru
Golden Goddess.

In Other News

----Workshops----

I will be hosting a Turkish paper marbling workshop at San Clemente Art Supply on September 16th.

I will be hosting a Turkish paper marbling workshop at ASW's Catalyst Gallery on September 17th.

Thats all for now!
Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Friday, March 24, 2017

Infinite Perspective

Over the years I've made quite a few pieces with repeating geometric patterns. When I'm done with a piece I scan it, and I'll frame it. Then if I want to get any photos of a piece after it is framed I'll have to shoot it from an angle to avoid reflections and glare from the glass. It is those angled photos that inspired these tilted perspective honeycomb designs.

Space Hive Ebru
Hive minded

The forced perspective can make the pattern look like it could go on forever.

Ebru Honeycomb Pattern
Infinite perspective

Honeycomb creature
My new studio assistant

In Other News

----Workshops----

I will be hosting a Turkish paper marbling workshop at San Clemente Art Supply on September 16th.

I will be hosting a Turkish paper marbling workshop at ASW's Catalyst Gallery on September 17th.

Thats all for now!
Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Overtly Oversized

Earlier in the year I decided to start making my masked patterns on a larger scale. I enlarged my scale up to four times the size with great success. So, I decided to continue on with a few more XL pieces.

Ebru Art - Screen Pattern
large handmade ebru art

I have been using a lot of handmade repeating patterns for my large masking designs.

Ebru Art - Geometric Mandala
Cosmic Zen Meditation

Ebru Art - Geometric Mandala
Geometric portal

Ebru Art - Geometric Mandala

Making another batch of XL marbled art was fun. I will have to make more big guys in the future.

For now I am sorting through some papers and starting a new screen design for an upcoming project.

Thats all for now!
Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance?
Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Friday, September 16, 2016

Out Of The Marbling Studio

I've been working on all sorts of projects lately. A few of them even dragged me out of my marbling studio.

I'm really excited to share the public art installation I did in the Alberta Art District of Portland.

Marbled Decoupage ATM
Marbled monolith

I was commissioned by Alberta Art Works to marbleize a working ATM on the corner of Alberta St. and 15th Ave. in Portland, Oregon. I designed a decoupage mosaic gradient concept that would allow me to permanently wrap the machine in handmade marbled paper.

Marbled Decoupage ATM
Paper patchwork

The installation took 10 hours, 1.5 quarts of glue, and over 260 individual pieces of original handmade marbled paper to complete.

Marbled Decoupage ATM
A closer look

Marbled Decoupage ATM

Marbled Decoupage ATM
360 coverage

Marbled Decoupage ATM

But that's not all.

I also had a live ebru art performance along side a Turkish music band and a bellydancer.

Live Ebru Performance
that's three times the Turkish-nes

Local Portland band Ritim Egzotik focuses their effort on Turkish and Persian music. We met a little while back and right away knew we would want to do live performances together. Accompanying Ritim Egzotik was a bellydancer named Henna. We got together for an art show that featured art from different religions from around the world.

Live Ebru Performance

It was my first time working along side live music. It was a ton of fun. I hope we get to work together some more.

Live Ebru Performance
live ebru

But wait, there's more.

I also held my annual paper marbling workshop for the Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI.

Portland Mini Maker Faire - Paper Marbling Workshop
DIY

It is always fun hosting workshops at the Maker Faire. I get such a diverse group of kids, adults, and seniors. All of them completely fascinated and eager to learn more.

Portland Mini Maker Faire - Paper Marbling Workshop

Portland Mini Maker Faire - Paper Marbling Workshop

With all these projects behind me I'm ready to dive back into my work in the studio. Really looking forward to all that marbling time.

In Other News

----Workshops----

I will be hosting an introduction to paper marbling workshop at the Loaded Brush on October 10th.

*sign-up for workshops in advance at the Loaded Brush.

Thats all for now! If you are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Dreamer

I took a small break from large masking projects to work on a new screen print design.

If life is a dream, this is the dreamer. With eyes closed and the third eye open, in a state of enlightened omnipotents.

Mahadev Ebru Art
We are the dream and the dreamers

The design is inspired by Sri Shiva. The Mahadev, Shiva is All and is in all. Shiva is the Tantric Revealer of all that is.

Mahadev Ebru Art
Har Har Mahadev

For this project I decided to do a stencil layer in place of a second screen print layer or second marbling layer. I cut a stencil of the silhouette shape and used to lay down a fill color with spray paint. I would then screen print the design on top of the painted silhouette.

While working on this project I discovered the new Montana 94 transparent spray paint colors. I really like the way they look, and I love that I don't lose the marbling behind the design.

Mahadev Ebru Art
The Revealer

Even more images available on my flickr.

In Other News

----Workshops----

I will be hosting a small workshop at OMSI on September 11th as part of the Portland Mini Maker Faire.

Thats all for now! Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Big Time

I recently decided to try to make my masked patterns on a larger scale. My normal dimensions for masking projects is 8"x 10" or 11"x 14". I have been working in those sizes for years, but the urge to go bigger was ever present. So, I started cutting some big masks, and started a dynamic collection of large ebru art originals.

Paper Mask
large hand cut paper mask

The dimensions I'm working with now is 18"x 24". I used to only marble paper this size for my screen print projects. Now I am quite comfortable masking marbled patterns at this size too.

Ebru Art
large handmade ebru art

Ebru Art Spiral
Large triple spiral ebru art

Three of the big ebru pieces are mandalas. With two of them being chakra mandala interpretations. Plus a new large Sri Yantra mandala. I intend to make a chakra mandala for each of the primary seven chakras.

Ebru Art - Third Eye Mandala - Ajna Chakra
Third Eye Mandala - Ajna Chakra

Ebru Art - Root Chakra Mandala - Muladhara Chakra
Root Chakra Mandala - Muladhara Chakra

Ebru Art Mandala - Sri Yantra
Large Ebru Art Mandala - Sri Yantra

I'm going to keep working on big pieces. I want to finish up the chakra mandalas, and I have a few patterns in mind for future pieces too.

I really liked cutting on a larger scale. However I will still be making the smaller original sizes too. I love how much detail is packed into to the patterns of the smaller sizes.

In Other News

----Workshops----

There is a paper marbling workshop coming up at the Loaded Brush in Portland, Oregon on August 31st.

*sign-up for workshops in advance at the Loaded Brush.

I will be hosting a small workshop at OMSI on September 11th as part of the Portland Mini Maker Faire.

Thats all for now! Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru art lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Masks

I am doing a lot of masking.

I started by drawing up some images. I then turned the drawings I liked in to designs that I could cut out. Then the cut up designs were used as masking while taking the ebru mono-print. The masking is then removed to reveal the final image.

Triple Lotus Ebru Art
Triple lotus design

The Lotus flower is a symbol of perseverance and enlightenment. The Lotus is a flower that rises out of the mud to bring beauty to the world with its presence and harmony to the mind with its essence.

Marbled Lotus Ebru Art
The lotus is also associated with beauty, fertility, prosperity, spirituality, and eternity

I also created a design with Shiva's Trishula and a sanskrit Shiva prayer.

Om Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya

You might notice that two of these pieces have a very fine combed pattern. I recently spoiled myself with a new super fine toothed comb. I don't know how I went so long without it.

In Other News

----Workshops----

There are two paper marbling workshops coming up at the Loaded Brush in Portland, Oregon. One will be on June 26th, and the other on July 6th.

*sign-up for workshops in advance at the Loaded Brush.



Are you interested in commissioning custom art or booking an ebru lesson, workshop, demo, party, or performance? Contact me at art@dannyebru.com

Peace & Love,
- Danny