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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Under the Sea

I got a wild hair today and created an assemblage.

It's really funny to me that when I sat down I was hoping to make something for our barren wall over our new buffet in our eat-in kitchen. My muse took a drastic turn from food and wine to the bottom of the ocean. Go figure. Our upstairs bathroom is slowing making the transition from BORING sea shells to a more tropical reef feel.

Here are 2 views...in and out of the frame.

I had originally envisioned the piece free floating by the wire inside the deep frame. I knew that wasn't I good idea in humid conditions so under glass it went.

The substrate I used is the cover of a discarded book. The wire is bailing wire I found in the garage. The mesh on the piece and the back ground are from the same doily. I stained it with instant coffee then cut it apart. I created the seaweed from both sewing patterns and mulbery paper run through gelmedium, water and craft paints.

1 comment:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lovely, Halle. Nice to see an assemblage that can start for the dining room and end up in the "loo." Great use of materials, too.


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