Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Novel Art Submission...
In the article, I'm quoted as one of the professional craftspeople who will be participating. I mentioned a mermaid sculpture. This is that piece.
The concept behind this piece is that "reading brings fantasy to life". So, the mermaid is transforming from the written word into a realized creature.
This is a close-up of her face (and her jewelry that I made for her). I created the piece out of polymer clay over an aluminum and steel armature. I then did layers of paints and inks.
Here's the backside of the piece. I created the base from an old shadowbox that I flipped over and decoupaged torn up pieces of old book pages. I then did some coats of resin and stained everything with colored inks.
I'm pretty pleased with the way that the sculpture turned out. I hope it raises the library a lot of money!