Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Aragula, Guardian of the Garden, is a doll made of various pieces of wood from my garden: Lilac arms, maple legs, a pine bodyand head, and forsythia fingers. The face is acrylic modeling paste, painted over with acrylic paint. The hair is paper ribbon and strips of bark. Polyfilla was poured into her fabric boots & the legs set in so she would stand freely. Her clothing is hand-made - the bodice is a rough linen and the skirt and sleeves are polyester drapery fabric (which I know isn't very natural - but the colour & 'drape' worked for me).
This is four in a series of twelve patchwork pieces designed for a calendar. The 'quilts' are all approximately 10 " x 14" and machine stitched and quilted. I chose the dogs for physical elements that appealed to me - not necessarily for the breed.
Friday, March 23, 2007
This is a 3-D Acrylic and Mixed media piece (14"x18"). It's a multi-layered work inspired by an iconic children's anthology of the same name and by some of the imagery in the 2007 Spanish movie, "Pan's Labyrinth". It's a sort of a hybrid "pop-up book" with one spread and since it's not designed to close (anymore), I cheated a bit on the pop-out features - they would just get squished if the page closed.