The final challenge posed to the group was to make something from nature but to alter the colours entirely. I found a photo of a beautiful draft horse by Mararet Bednar online.
I had a field day playing with Neocolor water-soluble wax pastels on with an overlay of cheesecloth (of course) and did the stitching in variegated threads.
On the right is a detail shot so you can see the texture of the cheesecloth.
This week I am putting the finishing touches on a piece for the Radical Elements exhibition. I was assigned Einsteinium from the Periodic Table of Elements. Can you guess what approach I'm taking? Next week I'll post some sneak peeks of parts of the piece, though the entire piece can't be revealed till the exhibition opens in Washington DC in 2014.
Here is the finished piece:
|Equus - 24 x 18 inches|