Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Graduation Card-Imagine

Hello Makers!

Graduation is coming! Don't forget to make a card for the grad in your life. Show him/her how proud you are. Check out this easy peasy, grungy grad card using Imagine's inks on the Imagine Blog.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Tree Zipper Sculpture

Hello Makers!

One of my favorite symbolic artifacts that I like to use in my art are zippers. I mainly been using zippers on my bottles; like my Lost for Words bottle, or Found Diamonds bottle, or Faces bottle. With one exception, I used a zipper on my Beginnings collage. This time I decided to use a zipper on my tree, in this sculpture I call 'Unbinding Nature'. 

A little about this piece. One day I was making one of my wire tree sculpture, a windblown tree and I was looking for reference photos and ran into an image of a tree that was split in half, it was hit by lighting. It was so cool looking...I do feel bad for the poor tree though. I wanted to explore nature through surreal, juxtaposed lens. I made this tree by using 28 yards of 16 gauge wire, plaster, paper mache, patina oxidation and real zipper.