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Friday, April 10, 2009

More Exotica....


Yesterday was the closing date for all the ATASDA entries for Exotica and I staggered back to the house with the final load from the post office. Over 100 packages have come in one form or another and I thought it merited a photo. You'll be glad to hear that I simply offloaded them on to the exhibition folk to get prepared for the first venue in Perth in May. I will have the fun of simply turning up to help man the stand in Sydney in June - I can't wait to see how it all looks.

As well as my vine I made a cartouche (yes, we all had to look up wikipedia for that one too) for the exhibition. I decided to go down the mixed media avenue after my recent fibreinform online workshop and produced a very 3D hanging (about 6 x 12 inches) which I've called Sea Dragon.
It features paper casting for the border and dragon with molding paste, scrim and fibres to set them in. I've used Golden flow acrylics and waxes to bring out the texture.
It then has some surface machine and hand stitching to integrate it all.

6 comments:

sara said...

This is amazing! Sara

fontainefleurie said...

very beautifull - the course was worth to follow! x Dorie

Heather said...

Your dragon is beautiful - I love the texture and the colours.

Daniela said...

I've just discovered your beautiful blog thanks to the comment you left on my last post! Your textures are amazing and I'm savouring them little by little. I also read that you too are coming to Sian's summer school. I'll be happy to meet you there. I can't wait!!
Daniela

sara said...

Have a look at www.magsramsey.blogspot.com if you haven't already - 10th April blog - for some amazing seedpod sculptures in Kew gardens. I thought of you when I saw them! Sara

Carol said...

Just catching up on blog reading and saw your wonderful Sea Creature Helen,
Its gorgeous