Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sculpting the wind

I forgot to say about the Dark Angel that she is beaded on both sides and meantto be hung from the ceiling.
So, awhile ago I posted about the wind arund here. It blows all the time seems like. And we live a couple of 15 feet from the edge of a pine forest, so it sounds sometimes like being in a tornado.
So it was bothering me one night and I started thinking of that song 'They Call The Wind Mariah'. And I decided to sculpt the wind.
I LOVE using window screen. You can get some very cool effects from it. So I cut a piece and turned the edges and then just folded it till I was happy. Then I started beading with colors that match the screen and tattered strips of chiffon just for more texture.
Then I made the face from sculpey and beaded around her.
Then I cut another peicec and turned the edges and mounted the piece with 26 g silver wire and Mariah was born.
I am VERY happy with how she turned out.

But man oh man what a lot of work. You could go blind doing that kind of beading.


Christy said...

It's great to see you back Mary. I see that no computer time has given you lots of art time. Love your new stuff and especially the black wing piece. Wow.

Val Foster said...

This is sooo very cool, Mary. I love it, love it, love it! Ahhh, yes, the wind. I lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming for four years, between the ages of 8-12. I hated it so much, because it was always so windy there.
Everyday, when I woke up, the first thing I did was listen for the wind, and then look out the window to see how bad it was.

So needless to say, I,like most people, hate the wind. But in your case, it inspired you to create a great piece of art. That's wonderful, to use the wind in such a positive way.

Great work Mary, and kudos to you. I so look forward to our upcoming swap!!!

Brenda said...

Love the movement you have achieved in this artpiece, wonderful.

Kim said...

My word Mary, this is fabulous! I look at it and am back in heavy winds in my mind, up on top of a mountain, out at sea, everywhere the wind has its own personality. What a wonderful piece!

Christie said...

I'm so glad your back and you've been busy. Great new pieces! Congratulations on the show.

Dawn said...

Mary missed your posts... and what a joy it is to see your art again,love all your new stuff.
Boy oh boy you have patience to do all that sewing!!!!