all sewn together :)
I photographed this, but it didn't capture the way it moves - it's like a mobile in the sense that the feet swing back and forth and the wings flutter. So, I decided to try for a blog first and took a video of it:
Now that it's been revealed in all it's kinetic beauty, more about the process getting there this week:
First I carved a new block for the heart, and I think it may be the best heart block yet :)
|for comparison - left with added drawing on top. right without|
Then I drew on the skeleton with white and grey color pencils.
Next, I sewed the parts together and used brads to attach the hands an feet.
|I like the way the threads from the heart make a fuzzy transition from one element to another|
Having lots (and lots) of time to think about this piece while sewing the paper, I got to thinking about older work going back to mid 2013, late 2013 , early 2014. I think I've gotten better with the carving and at integrating the different elements...
...still, there's much work left to be done. Now that I've built one, I want to build more (my own personal flock of weeping angels.) So, I marbled lots of paper. Then I printed the wing elements, added a layer of white spray gesso and ink and color pencil
|wings, wings, everywhere|
In addition I went to the opening of Vermont Studio Center Showcase at Studio Place Arts in Barre. VT and got to see commedia dell'arte installed together for the first time (thumbs up!)
I had a wonderful time catching up with friends, meeting people, and hanging out with Aunt Helen :).
|Aunt Helen beside a stunning installation by Katharena Rentumis|
|Me, kicking back in a marble recliner|
This piece has also been on my mind because it was the one where I first started combining different color prints of the same block (like I'm doing now with the wings).
In para-art news:
|Is this not the most beautiful apple you've ever seen?|
I love apples (and even got to talk about the
sonorous joy of eating apples on
Science Friday on NPR, haha)
but I really think this year's Ida Reds are
(This one from Samascott Orchards)
|My elegant princess had not been feeling her best, but after|
a trip to the vet and some medicine adjustments, she is
doing much better
(whew! Happy kitty = happy cat lady in training)
|The chipmunks at Aunt Helen's house are so tame that I was|
able to get a pretty clear photo!
(I've been trying for a while, but the ones from the
conservation area show chipmunk shaped blurs
zipping across the frame)
and there were fireworks