I’m often asked what my favorite thing is that I make – and my response pretty much is whatever new project I am working on at the time.
I get bored easily, and I’m always anxious to try something different. Often I will be in the middle of working on one project and stop what I am doing and start working on something completely different. It isn’t uncommon for me to leave a project and not come back to it for months or years. I realize that I have a little problem with staying focused. I also work off of my feelings, so that the piece I am working on is a reflection of my feelings at the time. What I am thinking or going through or the mood I am in.
Right now, I am pretty much loving these works in progress and they are so close to being finished I think it is safe to say I will complete these sooner rather than later.
This first piece is a necklace which is some what steam punk style – found object collage. I’m using both old and new items to make this piece.
This next piece I have worked on for over five years. Finally it is almost complete. This is a large wall sculpture, The crab I cut from galvanized metal and is wired into an oval made from recycled copper. I’ve covered the body of the crab in a glass mosaic style. My finds from walking on the beach are included in the form of shells and driftwood that are woven through out the piece with both black re-bar wire and copper wire and glass beads.
Here is another piece that is in urban chic style – mid-progress, it will eventually be a necklace. Again, I’m using both old and new components as well as a piece of old screening I found in the woods.
I have not come up with a name for this piece yet and I thought it would be fun if my readers helped pick out a name. Do you have any suggestions?
Having fun in the studio.
Until next time,