Jane Masters Uses the Ancient Scratchboard Technique to Create Art

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 22, 2013 • References: janemasters & beautifuldecay
Jane Masters employs an ancient art technique in such a way that it looks as though she is depicting modern marvels. Using the scratchboard technique, where drawings are created using sharp knives for etching into a thin layer of white clay that is coated with black ink, Jane Masters creates ribboned geometric shapes that happen to look like viruses being viewed under a microscope.

Living and working in Providence, Rhode Island, Jane Masters' highly detailed abstract artworks are so intricate that it is hard not to be entirely captivated by them. Although scratchboarding isn't her only forte, Jane Masters certainly explores a medium that appears to have remained untouched for some time now. Perhaps it will inspire other artists to pick up a knife instead of a brush. Stats for Microscopic Virus-Like Artwork Trending: Older & Mild
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